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International Student Application

Important Application Information

Portland State University requires that the applicant send two application packets, one packet to the PSU Admission's Office and one directly to the Division of Public AdministrationMaterials sent to one office will not be forwarded to the other. Questions about the admission process or about the status of an individual application should be directed to Megan Loos.

*Note: If you are planning to apply to the Masters of Public Health: Health Management and Policy program, please click here. If you are applying to the Masters of Public Administration and Masters of Public Administration: Health Administration, remain on this page.

Application Packet I: Packet for PSU Admissions Office

For more details, visit the International Admissions website.

Application Packet II : Packet for Division of Public Administration

  • The Division Application
  • A 500 word statement of intent. The statement should address the following: 1) Professional goals; 2) Planned area of study and field of specialization; 3) Desired employment sector; 4) How the degree (MPA, MPA:HA) furthers achievement of your professional goals
  • TOEFL scores (official or unofficial) if required
  • Three recommendation letters (with forms) from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic and/or professional capabilities. Preferably, two of the three letters should be from former instructors or from individuals with knowledge of your professional performance and potential.
  • A copy, official or unofficial, of all transcripts
  • A current resume
  • The scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Please note that you should make arrangements to take the GRE well in advance of the application deadline.
Mail Complete Packet II to:
Mark O. Hatfield School of Government
Division of Public Administration
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751

    All documents submitted become property of PSU and cannot be copied or released. Omission of any required document(s) will result in serious delay in evaluation of your application. Applications will not be evaluated until your file is complete.