Online MPA Frequently Asked Questions


Do I have to take the GRE exam for admission to this program?
A GRE score is required for candidates who do not have at least a 3.2 undergraduate GPA. If a candidate has a GPA less than 3.2 they may also be offered “Provisional Acceptance.” Provisional Acceptance status is offered at the discretion of the program director to candidates who show academic promise and are seeking professional development but do not meet the minimum program requirements. Provisional acceptance requires students to earn a minimum of a 3.0 average in the first three core courses completed in the first two consecutive semesters to remain in the program. Contact an admissions advisor at 877-497-5854 to discuss your situation.

What are the admission requirements for the online Gannon University MPA program?

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited college or university
  • GRE score if applicable (see question above for further information)
  • A completed application
  • A complete resume
  • Official transcripts from all prior institutions
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL scores if English is not a first language

There is no application fee for this program.

How quickly can students complete this program?
You may be able to earn your online MPA in as few as 2 years.

Public Administration is a broad field. What specialty courses are offered?
The online Gannon University MPA program offers the following specializations for students to choose from: Administration, Organizational Leadership and a Customized Track, which gives students the option to choose any three electives from the specializations offered.

Who typically enrolls in the Gannon University MPA program?
Gannon MPA students are diverse in terms of age, education, culture, and professional background. Many students are returning to school to pursue an advanced degree that can lead them into a second career that is focused on giving back to the community. Our students come from a huge variety of career paths: police officers, nurses, business professionals, educators, and more.

I still have questions, where should I go?
You can click here for more answers to frequently asked questions, including answers on accreditation, ranking, financial aid and the online learning experience. You can also call 877-497-5854 and speak with an admissions advisor who can provide you with more details around your specific inquiries.