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)
Apply early! You can apply to the MPA program in your final year of your undergraduate studies. Once you have completed 4 of the following 5 junior level courses, you are eligible to apply: ACCT 308, ACCT 309, ACCT 312, ACCT 313, and ACCT 314.
To be considered for an assistantship, all MPA application materials must be received by March 1. If you are given an assistantship, you cannot have other employment. You may apply for an assistantship by sending a resume to the MPA advisor Jina Morris, firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Admission Requirements
To begin, apply online. A typical successful applicant for the MPA program will have:
- Graduate Studies application form
- Two letters of recommendation (at least one from an accounting professor)
- One page statement of purpose
- One copy of your official transcript
- Overall GPA and an accounting course GPA of 3.0 or higher
- GMAT entrance exam is waived if you meet the GPA requirement
Your entire file is considered by the admission committee.
GMAT – Graduate Management Admission Test
If submitting a GMAT score you must have the results forwarded to Nebraska (use institution code S40-HW-48).
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 email@example.com 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.