Frequently Asked Questions About the MPA Degree Program


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

  • GRE score (this requirement is waived for students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher)
  • 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

Will Gannon University accept transfer credit?
Transfer credits from other institutions are accepted at the discretion of the program director.  Generally, a maximum of six credits many be accepted in transfer for courses in which a student received at least a grade of “B” (3.0).

How quickly can students complete this program?
A student can complete the Gannon University MPA Program in two years when taking one class per seven-week session. The program requires 27 core credit hours and 9 elective credit hours.

Public Administration is a broad field. What specialty courses are offered?
The online Gannon University MPA program offers two specializations for students to choose from: Administration and Organizational Leadership.

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 in public administration: police officers, nurses, business professionals, educators, and more.

Have more questions about the Master of Public Administration online program? Request more information or call 877-497-5854 to speak with an admissions advisor.