How to Apply
To apply for the MPPM online program, you must submit the following. (Note that a GRE score is not required for online MPPM applicants.)
- A résumé.
- A personal statement outlining your background and your goals for the program (about two double-spaced, typed pages).
- Two letters of recommendation from past or present supervisors (from paid or volunteer positions you have held).
- Copies of your undergraduate transcripts (and graduate transcripts, if applicable). You may submit unofficial photocopies at the time of your application; official copies are required if you are admitted and choose to enroll.
- A nonrefundable $50 application fee.
If you do not meet these qualifications, please explore our other degree programs.
Additional International Student Requirements
If you’re an international student who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score, unless you have completed a degree at a regionally accredited U.S. university, or you are a citizen of an approved English-speaking country.
Tuition and Fees
There is no tuition difference between in-state and out-of-state students for the online MPPM program. Learn more about tuition and fees.
MPPM students who are employed full-time by a local, state, or federal government agency are eligible to receive a 20% tuition discount. All full-time government employees are eligible, including public school district employees and active-duty military personnel (who are not already receiving tuition benefits from the military).
The University of Pittsburgh is a participating institution in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA), an interstate agreement that makes it easier for students to take online courses in another state.
As a result, pursuant to regulations and policies set forth by SARA, Pitt is eligible to enroll students from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Note: California, Florida, and Massachusetts are currently not participating members of SARA; however, Pitt is still able to offer online education and field experiences in these states.