Admission & Program Requirements


The deadline for Fall is July 1. The deadline for Spring is November 1.

Standard KSU graduate tuition rates apply. Full or part-time enrollment available.

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Admission Requirements

To be admitted into the dual degree program, the applicant must specify the option at the time of application to the Graduate School. Students interested in applying for the dual degree option MPA/MAIGC Program should consult with either the MPA Director or the MAIGC Director with regard to admission requirements and required courses. The following are requirements beyond the general KSU Admissions requirements:  

  • A bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Submission of an application to the Office of Graduate Admissions and a non-refundable application fee; International students must also provide satisfactory TOEFL or IETLS scores
  • Submit a statement of purpose essay of approximately 1,000 words addressing the following question. “In what way do you expect the Master of Public Administration – Master of Arts in Integrated Global Communication dual degree to affect or enhance your career goals and aspirations?”
  • A current résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty or work supervisors with direct knowledge of the applicant that address the applicant’s potential for graduate study and use of an MPA-MAIGC dual degree
  • Students are admitted to the program based upon an overall review of all credentials including any work and community service experience that indicates potential success in graduate work and in professional public service.

Program Requirements

The MPA-MAIGC is a dual degree program consisting of 54 credit hours, of which 24 hours are in public administration and 24 hours are in global communication. Students are also required to complete 6 credit hours of electives.


Standard KSU graduate tuition rates apply. Full or part-time enrollment available. Tuition is based on credit hours taken.

Transfer Credit

The transfer of credit for course work completed at another institution will be reviewed on an individual basis by the program director.

Grades in Graduate Courses

Expectations for satisfactory graduate level student performance are detailed in Academic Policies section of this catalog.

International Students

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