How to Apply

SINSI Graduate Program Admission


  • U.S. citizenship
  • Current seniors who are expected to graduate in 2023 and MPA1 students.
  • Be able to successfully complete a background investigation and meet security and other requirements for work in the federal government.
  • Maintain an overall grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale throughout their participation in the program. (There is no minimum GPA to apply to the program.)

Admitted seniors will need to complete the official MPA program application (guidance will be provided) and take the GRE exam. Admission to the MPA program is guaranteed as long as students continue to be in good standing.

Applications, including essays and transcripts, may be shared with appropriate government officials as part of the placement process. It is important that students who have been accepted are very responsive during the fellowship placement process due to timing sensitivities.



SINSI Application

To begin the application process or review the status of your application, click HERE

  • Applications can be saved and revised prior to submission.
  • Essay uploads can be replaced prior to submission.
  • Requests for letters of recommendation should be submitted prior to the application due date. Letters are due on the same day the SINSI applications are due.
  • Essays and letters of recommendation must be submitted via a non-encrypted PDF file.
  • You can submit either a transcript from TigerHub or an online transcript from the Registrar's Office. The latter are encrypted, so please print, scan, and save as a PDF document prior to uploading.
  • Once the application with transcript(s) and essays has been submitted, it cannot be revised.
  • Electronic confirmation of application submission and requested letters of recommendation will be sent.
  • Print and save a copy of the submitted application for your own records.

Application Timeline for the 2022-23 Academic Year:

September 16: Graduate Application Available HERE 
Open House on:
September 21 at JRR Atrium, In-Person at 5:00 PM - Register HERE and at 7:00 PM - Register HERE  
September 27: Virtual at 12:15 PM -1:00 PM - Register HERE 
October 26: Graduate Applications Due at 2:00 PM
Third Week of November: Graduate Interviews
November 21: Admitted Students Meet With SPIA Admissions Director
December 1: MPA Applications Due