MPA students interact with employers and participate in English-instructed classes from the beginning of their first semester. As a result, applicants must possess exceptional English skills to be considered for our program. All international applicants, except those from English-only speaking countries, must submit either a TOEFL or IELTS official score report for the MPA application. Please view the admissions packet for more information on the test requirement.
U.S. immigration regulations require every international student to verify the availability of financial resources to pay for all educational, living, and other expenses prior to the issuance of the F-1 or J-1 visa. Please refer to the Financial Requirements
page for more details. The CFR is used for immigration document processing, not for admissions purposes. Therefore, the form is not required for the completion of an admissions application.
International students should be prepared to finance the entire period of proposed study from personal funds or from funds from other sources, as financial aid is extremely limited.
UT’s International Office
assists foreign students during their stay in the U.S. and is responsible for issuing immigration documents, providing assistance securing visas, and reviewing requests for renewal and changes in immigration status. The office also provides information on housing, orientation, immigration status, financial aid, health insurance, legal questions, employment, automobile licensing, income tax status, and social security regulations.
MPA International Connection
The MPA International Connection (MIC)
program is made up of current international students who serve as informational resources to both prospective and new international students. You are welcome to contact MPA International Connection members directly with any questions you may have about their experiences in the MPA program.