General and subject GREs are not required or considered for MPP Graduate Program admission. Instead, we view each application as a whole, and place emphasis on more powerful predictors of success, such as letters of recommendation, research experience, personal statements, academic performance and interviews. In evaluating individual academic performance, we consider personal hardship and other challenging factors that may affect performance.
A language proficiency exam (TOEFL/IELTS) is usually required for international students. Language proficiency exams are not required of those students who have earned a degree from a non-U.S. university where the primary language of instruction is English, or from a college or university in the United States*, or in any of the following countries: Australia, Bahamas, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada (except Quebec), Ethiopia, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, New Zealand, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Gambia, Uganda, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales), West Indies, Zambia. Students with degrees from universities in countries not on this list, but where English is the primary language of instruction, should have their university Registrar or Dean send a letter to the Graduate School, referencing the applicant's name and proposed area of study, and stating that English is the primary language of instruction for that institution.