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How to Apply

To enroll in the Policy and Program Evaluation program, you must be admitted to the Graduate School.

A complete application includes three parts:

  1. Graduate School application (completed online)
  2. Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted directly to the Graduate Admissions office at One University Blvd., 121 Woods Hall, St. Louis, MO 63121.
  3. Personal Statement: Applicants must submit a two-page personal statement explaining how the certificate program fits in with the applicant’s educational and professional goals.
  4. Two letters of recommendation: The letters of recommendation are an opportunity for those who know you to speak to your ability to complete the PPE Certificate. It is helpful to have letters from those who are familiar with your professional and academic skills as well as your future goals. At least one letter should be from a person who has had you as a student in a college-level course and who can speak to your academic abilities. Please be sure the individual clearly explains in what capacity he or she knows you (as an instructor, advisor, supervisor, mentor etc.) and his or her contact information.

    Letters of recommendation may be requested, and the personal statement may be submitted through the application system, or they may be sent directly to the Public Policy Administration program. Email to Lisa Taylor at taylorli@umsl.edu

Application deadlines
The PPE program uses a rolling admissions process whereby applications are reviewed continuously throughout the year. Students can be admitted at any time and would start the next semester. If students want to be assured of admission prior to a particular semester, the following deadlines apply: Fall = July 1; Spring = December 1; Summer = May 1