Saint Louis University

If you are a SLU Political Science undergraduate and you want to be considered for admission into the B.A./M.A. program, all you need to do is provide a one-page statement of purpose and fill in this form: Petition for admission to the B.A./M.A. program


To be considered for admission into the regular M.A.  or the M.P.A. program, you must provide:

  • An application form with application fee. Find the form at: Apply now for graduate admission
  • A writing sample of political science work
  • A statement of purpose
  • A resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, showing evidence of a bachelor's degree
  • GRE, LSAT (or for the M.P.A, GMAT) scores
  • TOEFL (if a foreign student)

Application deadlines for the M.A. program
Fall semester: Completed application by May 1
Spring semester: Completed application by November 1
Summer session: Completed application by April 1

M.P.A. applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

Financial aid deadlines
For full consideration for financial aid, including assistantships, applications must be in by January 30th for the following fall semester.