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LMU Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

You have questions, and we have answers! Please see the following for questions and answers regarding program admissions, deadlines, requirements, cost, and more:

  1. When are courses in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program held?

    Starting in the Fall 2020 semester, the LMU Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is a fully online graduate degree program with courses offered through our online learning platform, Blackboard. Course instructors offer synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) lectures through teleconferencing platforms such as Blackboard Collaborate and Zoom.

  2. How do I apply to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at Lincoln Memorial University?

    To apply to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at Lincoln Memorial University, please visit https://applynow.lmunet.edu/. Use the code "MPAWEBPAGE" to waive the $50 application fee.

  3. What are the deadlines for program applications?

    While there are no set deadlines for program applications to the LMU Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, the Graduate School Selection Committee would prefer that applications be submitted a minimum of three to four weeks before the start of a new semester.

  4. Do I need to pass the GRE exam in order to be admitted into the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program?

    No, the LMU Master of Public Administration (MPA) program does not currently require that you take the GRE exam in order to be admitted into the program.

  5. Are letters of recommendation required for admission into the MPA program?

    Yes, the LMU Master of Public Administration (MPA) program requires applicants to submit a minimum of two letters of recommendation from sources that can speak to your character and work ethic, such as a former undergraduate instructor, an employer, or civic organization representative. In addition to letters of recommendation, an entrance interview may be requested by the graduate school selection committee.

  6. Where should letters of recommendation be sent?

    Letters of recommendation should be sent to Erin Johnston, the Graduate School Administrative Assistant for the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, via e-mail ([email protected]) or by mail to our Harrogate campus at Lincoln Memorial University, c/o Erin Johnston, 6965 Cumberland Gap Pkwy, Harrogate, Tennessee 37752.

  7. Where should undergraduate transcripts be sent?

    Undergraduate transcripts should be sent to Erin Johnston, the Graduate School Administrative Assistant for the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, via e-mail ([email protected]) or by mail to our Harrogate campus at Lincoln Memorial University, c/o Erin Johnston, 6965 Cumberland Gap Pkwy, Harrogate, Tennessee 37752.

  8. How much does the MPA program cost?

    As of the 2019 -2020 academic year, tuition for the LMU Master of Public Administration program is set at $515 per credit hour. Tuition rates are subject to change for future semesters. For more information about tuition and payment plans, please visit the LMU Financial Aid site (https://www.lmunet.edu/admissions/financial-aid/).