Master of Public Administration Cohort for Executives

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Application Deadlines

LOCATION COHORT TERM PRIORITY APPLICATION REVIEW FINAL APPLICATION REVIEW
online MPA: CSAC 2 Fall 2015 March 31, 2015
online submission date
May 1, 2015
online submission date
Additional applications may be reviewed on a space-available basis until the cohort is filled.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit the following 4 items as applicable:

STEP 1

Submit online:

Online application, including a statement (approximately two pages, maximum 1000 words, double-spaced, with 12 point font) describing and explaining the applicant's interest in the CSUN MPA for Executives program and how enrollment in the program will contribute to the applicant's personal and/or professional growth and success.

In addition, the materials listed below will be required as part of your application. You will be given an opportunity to access, complete, and upload the following required documents as part of your online application:

  1. Resume
  2. $55 application fee payment by credit card

Note that the online application used for the MPA CSAC program is a general application used by all programs in the Tseng College. Some of the questions on the application may not be directly applicable to the MPA CSAC program (e.g., questions about transferrable undergraduate units; questions about family income; questions about having an RN license) but are questions required by the state or federal government. Answering these questions with a “Decline to State” response will not negatively impact your application to this program in any way.

Complete and submit the online Application as soon as possible. Doing so will assure that your application is included in the applicant pool and that Admissions is aware of your application and can track additional materials as they arrive.

All items must be received at CSUN by the application deadline date in order to be considered for review.

STEP 2

Send these items below directly to CSUN:

  • Original or certified copies of all official academic records/transcripts from allacademic institutions you have attended in the past, not just from institutions at which you earned a degree. (If you attended CSUN you do not need to request CSUN transcripts; we will acquire your CSUN records for your application.)
    • If you have transcripts sent to you before forwarding them to CSUN, DO NOT open the envelopes in which transcripts arrive; forward all envelopes, sealed, to CSUN.

All items must be received at CSUN by the application deadline date in order to be considered for review.

Send items to the exact address below. Using other CSUN addresses will result in your application not being received at the correct location and can delay the application process thus omitting your application from the pool of complete, on-time applications.

Tseng College Registration and Client Services
ATTN: MPA Online program
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St., MC: 8343
Northridge, California 91330-8343

STEP 3

If applicable*, arrange for your GRE scores to be sent to CSUN electronically.

* All applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA less than 3.00 are required to submit GRE General Exam scores to CSUN in order to be reviewed as an applicant for this program. Your cumulative undergraduate GPA refers to the GPA you earned upon graduation from your undergraduate program.

An official copy of your GRE scores must be sent directly to CSUN electronically from ETS. CSUN’s school code for receipt of electronic GRE scores is: 4707.

Note that GRE scores must be submitted by the application deadline date for your application to be considered for review.

STEP 4

Activate your CSUN online access and check your CSUN email account regularly.

You are issued a CSUN email account when you apply to the University. Your CSUN email account serves as your official email account with the University. This means that the University will use it for official communications and you are responsible for monitoring this account. All updates on your application status will be sent to your CSUN email account only.

You should receive a letter from Admissions and Records with your CSUN User ID/Username, initial password, and CSUN email address roughly one week after submission of your application. More information about activating your account is available in the online application to this program. You may use the information below to access your CSUN account for the first time and to log into your CSUN email.

Activate CSUN User ID and Password
Access/Forward CSUN email
Access the SOLAR Student Center
Forgot CSUN User ID and Reset CSUN Password

 

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