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The Global MPA admissions process may seem complex, but we are here to help you succeed. The application process for our Global MPA program varies slightly from the process for our two-year MPA program. Students may submit an application to either the two-year program or the Global MPA program. However, if you are admitted to either program, you may request to transition from one to the other. This will be considered on a case-by-case basis as space and time for enrollment procedures allows.  In addition, if you are admitted to the Evans School Global MPA but not to the international partner for any reason, you can automatically transition to the two-year Evans MPA.

The Evans School applies same standards to its entire pool of MPA students throughout the Global MPA admissions process.  In addition to being admitted to the Evans School, applicants also must be admitted to the partner institution. Evans School admissions standards are consistent with those of the partner institutions. While we do not expect there to be cases in which a student is admitted to the Evans School but rejected by the partner, it is possible.

Global MPA Program

Application Procedures

The application procedure depends on which partner you are targeting within the Global MPA and, in some cases, your nationality and intended sequence of study. Please see below. Click here for the Evans School's MPA application process and to submit your application.

Tsinghua University

There different application procedures for applying to the Global MPA with Tsinghua University depending on whether applicants are citizens of the People's Republic of China. See details below

Evans - Tsinghua University (if applicant is citizen of PRC)

You must first obtain admission to Tsinghua in a process that includes writing the National Graduate School Entrance Examination, among other steps.  For more information on admissions for Chinese citizens, please write Tsinghua’s program directly at sdg@tsinghua.edu.cn. 

Evans - Tsinghua University (if applicant is not a citizen of PRC)

Apply first to the Evans School Global MPA and obtain an offer of admissions. Then, you will continue with your application to the partner (we will provide you with information on how to do so in your admissions letter from Evans). The Evans School is able to streamline your application process to the partner. With your written permission, we will forward your application materials to the partner institution.  Please note the following: 

  1. Apply to the partner institution as soon as possible, but no later than two weeks after receiving an admissions offer from the Evans School. 

  2. Once you apply to the partner, you should receive their admissions decision within one month.  If you are offered admissions by the partner institution, you will then be considered officially admitted to the dual degree.  If you are denied admission by the partner institution, you may either apply to a different Global MPA partner or convert your Evans School Global MPA admission offer to the two-year Evans School MPA program. 

If you have already applied to, been accepted by or enrolled with the partner, please go on to submit application to the Evans School Global MPA asap, noting your status in the application essay. 

SOAS University of London

There different application procedures for applying to the Global MPA with SOAS University of London depending on whether applicants are attending the Evans School in their first year or their second year

SOAS University of London (if intended sequence is Evans first year, second year SOAS)

Apply first to the Evans School Global MPA and obtain an offer of admissions. Then, you will continue with your application to the partner (we will provide you with information on how to do so in your admissions letter from Evans). The Evans School is able to streamline your application process to the partner. With your written permission, we will forward your application materials to the partner institution.  Please note the following: 

  1. Apply to the partner institution as soon as possible, but no later than two weeks after receiving an admissions offer from the Evans School. 

  2. Once you apply to the partner, you should receive their admissions decision within one month.  If you are offered admissions by the partner institution, you will then be considered officially admitted to the dual degree.  If you are denied admission by the partner institution, you may either apply to a different Global MPA partner or convert your Evans School Global MPA admission offer to the two-year Evans School MPA program. 

If you have already applied to, been accepted by or enrolled with the partner, please go on to submit application to the Evans School Global MPA asap, noting your status in the application essay. 

SOAS University of London (if intended sequence is SOAS first year, second year Evans)

Please apply simultaneously to the Evans School and the partner.  If you have already applied to, or been accepted or enrolled by the partner (e.g., before learning of the Global MPA), please proceed to apply to the Evans School asap and relay your status in the essay.  

KDI School of Management

There different application procedures for applying to the Global MPA with KDI School of Management depending on whether applicants are attending the Evans School in their first year or their second year

KDI School of Management (if intended sequence is Evans first year, second year KDI)

Apply first to the Evans School Global MPA and obtain an offer of admissions. Then, you will continue with your application to the partner (we will provide you with information on how to do so in your admissions letter from Evans). The Evans School is able to streamline your application process to the partner. With your written permission, we will forward your application materials to the partner institution.  Please note the following: 

  1. Apply to the partner institution as soon as possible, but no later than two weeks after receiving an admissions offer from the Evans School. 

  2. Once you apply to the partner, you should receive their admissions decision within one month.  If you are offered admissions by the partner institution, you will then be considered officially admitted to the dual degree.  If you are denied admission by the partner institution, you may either apply to a different Global MPA partner or convert your Evans School Global MPA admission offer to the two-year Evans School MPA program. 

If you have already applied to, been accepted by or enrolled with the partner, please go on to submit application to the Evans School Global MPA asap, noting your status in the application essay. 

KDI School of Management (if intended sequence is KDI first year, second year Evans)

Please apply simultaneously to the Evans School and the partner.  If you have already applied to, or been accepted or enrolled by the partner (e.g., before learning of the Global MPA), please proceed to apply to the Evans School asap and relay your status in the essay.  

Victoria University of Wellington

Apply first to the Evans School Global MPA and obtain an offer of admissions. Then, you will continue with your application to the partner (we will provide you with information on how to do so in your admissions letter from Evans). The Evans School is able to streamline your application process to the partner. With your written permission, we will forward your application materials to the partner institution.  Please note the following: 

  1. Apply to the partner institution as soon as possible, but no later than two weeks after receiving an admissions offer from the Evans School. 

  2. Once you apply to the partner, you should receive their admissions decision within one month.  If you are offered admissions by the partner institution, you will then be considered officially admitted to the dual degree.  If you are denied admission by the partner institution, you may either apply to a different Global MPA partner or convert your Evans School Global MPA admission offer to the two-year Evans School MPA program. 

If you have already applied to, been accepted by or enrolled with the partner, please go on to submit application to the Evans School Global MPA asap, noting your status in the application essay. 

Hong Kong University of Science and Technolgoy

Apply to both the Evans School and HKUST simultaneously. Click here for information about HKUST application procedures.