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Application Process for MPA Faculty-Led Programs


Application Open: Oct 1-15

Lottery Application Period: October 1-15

  1. We highly recommend that you meet with your MPA academic advisor before you enroll in the program to discuss any scheduling and credit implications.

  2. Meet the minimum requirements shown on your desired program's page. Please note, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

  3. If you are currently on academic probation, please review our academic probation policy before entering your name in the lottery.

  4. Enter the lottery between October 1-15. Learn more about the MPA Lottery System below.

  5. Once you receive a placement message, you must complete the online enrollment form and submit supporting documents to complete enrollment within 2 business days.


How the Lottery Process Works

MPA Faculty-Led Program enrollment is managed via a Lottery Process to give all MPA students the opportunity to participate in a Summer Faculty-Led Program in the fairest way possible. Students are randomly selected to participate in one of the two MPA FL Programs, but are given priority to participate in their first-choice program, according to their year in the MPA program. The idea is that the lower you are in your year, the more summers you have to go abroad.

Almost any MPA student wishing to participate in an MPA FL Program will be able to, but it may not be to their first-choice location. We encourage you to keep an open mind and consider both destinations!


Lottery Process Step-By-Step

  1. Enter the MPA Lottery (October 1- 15th) 
    * Any MPA student can sign up on the interest list, and select the two MPA programs in order of preference. It doesn't matter when during the two weeks you enter the lottery. Your chances of getting your preferred program are not affected.
  2. After the lottery closes, lists will be randomized
  3. Each priority level will be randomized separately
  4. Students will be placed in their first-choice, followed by second-choice location.
  5. Emails will be sent to students with their placement, and will contain a link to submit the online deposit payment.
  6. The student has 48 hours to accept placement and complete the enrollment process, or decline placement and go on to the wait-list.


Priority System

First Priority  Fourth-year, fifth-year and traditional MPA
Second Priority  Third-year iMPA
Third Priority  MPA students who have previously participated in a FL Program