Applicants are evaluated on the basis of their undergraduate record, prior study in public administration or other related fields, relevant work experience, GRE or TOEFL, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, and a written personal statement. Candidates must meet all of the application requirements outlined on the UMass Lowell Graduate Admissions Office
. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. GREs may be waived for UMass Lowell alumni who graduated in the past five years with a 3.0 GPA or higher and are interested in applying to the MPA program.