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Corban University

Master of Public Administration Admissions Requirements

We want to help you be successful and that begins with making sure Corban’s Master of Public Administration is the right fit for you. Successful students will meet the following admission requirements:

  • Profess faith in Jesus Christ and live a consistent Christian lifestyle.
  • Have a foundational understanding of key topics related to governance and policy.
  • Have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree at an accredited institution.
  • Have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.00


  • Have a full-time professional experience with a progression in responsibility, demonstrated on your resume.

Application Deadlines

The schedule for the Master of Public Administration allows students to begin classes in any of the 8-week sessions. Your application will need to be completed two weeks prior to the first day of class to be considered for a session.

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Application Documents

1) Application

Submit an online application and $50 application fee.

2) Transcripts

Submit transcripts from any colleges or universities you attended prior to applying at Corban University.

3) Two-Page Summary (Writing Sample)

Submit a two-page, double-spaced essay on a public sector governance topic of your choosing.

4) Professional Resume (required for applicants with a low undergraduate GPA)

Provide evidence of professional experience in the form of a progression in responsibility by submitting a professional resume.

5) Christian Character Reference (within the application)

Provide the name of an individual who can serve as a Christian Character Reference. This should be an individual who is familiar with your Christian walk, professional conduct and potential as a student. The individual should be someone who is not a relative and preferably someone who has known you for at least a year.

Your admissions documents may be submitted by email to your admissions counselor or to, or they may be mailed to Corban University Graduate Admissions.

Submit any hard copy application documents, including transcripts, to:

Corban University
Graduate Admissions
5000 Deer Park Drive SE
Salem, OR 97317