You will be asked to provide your references' names and email addresses in the "Employment, References, and Honors" section of the application. The Texas MPA accepts recommendation letters from academic and/or professional references. The application provides space for up to three references, but you can opt to leave one blank and provide information for just two
. In addition, you will be asked to decide whether or not you waive the right to view your letters after they are submitted. Please note that your references will be informed of your decision. After your application for admission is submitted and received at The University of Texas at Austin,
the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) will send a Request for Reference email message to your references. The message will contain a link to a website where your references will be asked to complete an online questionnaire and upload a recommendation letter. After you have submitted your online application for admission, you can log into the application status check
to monitor the status of your pending recommendation requests, resend the Request for Reference email to your references, or add a new reference.
If you are unable to provide email addresses, your references can opt to return the recommendation form
and attached letter to you in sealed envelopes with their signatures across the seal, and you can send them collectively in a mailed packet to GIAC
. Please note that submitting hard copies will significantly delay the processing of your application. As a result, we highly recommended that your references submit online recommendation letters