How to Apply

SINSI Graduate Program Admission


  • U.S. citizenship
  • Current seniors who are expected to graduate in 2021 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

MPA '23 Graduate Scholars

MPA '23 Graduate Scholars

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 submitted application for your own records.

Application Timeline for the 2020-21 Academic Year:

August: Application is available now.
September 14: SINSI Welcome Back Fall Dinner
September 21: Fall Open House
October: Award notification by the selection committee
October 30: Grad Applications Due
Early November: Grad App Review
Mid November: Grad Interviews
November 20: Grads Meet With WWS Admissions Applications Due
December 1: SINSI Graduate Applications Due
December 2: Welcome Lunch and Professional Photoshoot