There are several deadlines for admission throughout the year.
Fall - July 1 (U.S. students) and April 1 (international students)
Spring - December 1 (U.S. students) and October 1 (international students)
Summer - May 1 (U.S. students) and February 1 (international students)
To be considered for an assistantship, all MPA application materials must be received by April 1. If you are given an assistantship, you cannot have other employment. You may apply for an assistantship by sending a resume and cover letter expressing your interest to the Director of the
School of Accountancy.
School Admission Requirements
To begin, apply online. The required admission test is the GMAT exam. A typical successful applicant for the MPA program will have:
- Graduate Studies application form
- Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a professor)
- One page statement of purpose
- One copy of your official transcript
- Acceptable GMAT score of at least 550 and a writing score of at least 4.0
The GMAT is waived if you are a UNL accounting undergraduate with either an overall GPA of 3.4 or an accounting GPA of at least 3.4.
The entire file is considered by the admission committee; therefore, successful applicants may deviate from the profile indicated.
GMAT – Graduate Management Admission Test
You must register to take the GMAT and have the results forwarded to Nebraska (use institution code S40-HW-48). You must also submit your scores through the graduate application.
The recommended GMAT score for admission is 550.
International Students with a degree outside the United States must also include:
- TOEFL score (minimum score of 550 written, 213 computer based or 80 iBT) (use institution code 6877)
The International Student and Scholar Office provides orientation, counseling and advising to international students, and serves as the official liaison between your sponsoring agency and the United States government. Staff members are also available to help you make contacts on campus and in the Lincoln community.
Guidelines for International Students
Apply online and submit the $50 application fee.
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Upload Supporting Documents
All Supporting Documents including unofficial transcripts and test scores are uploaded directly via the graduate application.
You are required to submit an unofficial transcript from each post-secondary institution you have attended during the application review process.
Submit Official Transcripts
If you are admitted, you will be required to submit an official transcript sent directly from each institution you have attended to
The Office of Graduate Studies. We recommend that you complete this task before your admitted term begins. A hold will be placed
on your account if they do not receive your official transcripts by October 1 for the fall term, February 1 for the spring term and July 1
for the summer term. Students will have until that day to submit official transcripts or your admission will be rescinded.
Transcripts can be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
1100 Seaton Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0619
International Student Transcript Submission
If you are an international student, please refer to the Nebraska Office of Graduate Studies for transcript and document information.
International Transcript Information
Additional information on Application Requirements can be found at Graduate Studies website.