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Admission Requirements

Thank you for your interest in Clark Atlanta University.

The application process requires that you complete and return your application to our Graduate Admissions Office according to the instructions. Your application must be accompanied by the application fee.

The Recommendation forms, included with the application, should be given to three of your references. Each person serving as a reference should complete and return the form to the Graduate Admissions Office. At least two of your references should be former instructors in your major area. We suggest that your name be written in the spaces provided before you submit them to your references.

You are required to have your official transcript (undergraduate/graduate), sent to the Graduate Admissions Office. Applicants must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and those scores must also be submitted with your application. Admissions deadlines are June 1st for Fall Semester and October 1st for Spring Semester. Applications received after those dates will be considered for the subsequent semester.

Admission to the Department requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale. When selecting applicants for admission, the faculty considers academic background, work experience, and potential for successfully completing the requirements of the degree. All students admitted to the program who have not had a basic course in American Government must enroll in PSC 219, American Government and Politics in the first semester of admission to the program. This course is not included in the credits required for graduation.

We look forward to your becoming a part of our program. If you would like to request application materials or if we may be of further assistance to you, please feel free to contact us.

Clark Atlanta University

Department of Public Administration

223 James P. Brawley Dr. SW

Atlanta, GA 30314