Admission for Public Policy and International Affairs

Admission for Public Policy and International Affairs

Students are admitted based on an evaluation of past academic achievement, apitude for advanced study, professional accomplishments (where applicable) and motivation to succeed. Public Policy and International Affairs applicants must provide a completed application to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, who can be contacted at 570-389-4015.

The Master of Arts coordinator will evaluate applicants who have submitted completed applications, which include:

  • Official transcripts from an accredited academic institution indicating an earned baccalaureate degree
  • Official transcripts from all institutions where the applicant earned undergraduate or graduate college credit must be provided. Degrees earned from universities other than United States universities will be judged individually.
  • Official GRE test scores for tests taken within the five years prior to application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A letter of intent (an essay indicating the applicant's purpose for pursuing a master's degree)
  • A current resume

International applicants whose native language is not English must achieve a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of — at minimum — 550 (old test) or 215 (new electronic test). The score must have been earned within the year prior to application. International students must also provide current evidence of financial capability.