Class Profile

Prospective applicants: please note that all applications are reviewed holistically, and profile numbers should not be viewed as admission cutoffs. Please contact the Office of Admissions with any questions about candidacy.

Student Profile, Fall 2016 Entering Class, All Master’s Degree Programs

Incoming Students: 207
Gender: 60% female, 36% male (4% did not report)
Minnesota Residents: 64%
International Students: 9%
Domestic Students of Color: 19%
Average Age: 25 (not including the MPA), 41 for MPA (Mid-Career) 
Average GPA: 3.64 (not including the MPA), 3.24 for MPA (Mid-Career)
Average GRE Verbal Percentile: 77th
Average GRE Quantitative Percentile: 56th
Countries Represented: Afghanistan, Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tawain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe 

Student Profile by Degree Program

Fall 2016 Entering Class

Master of Development Practice (MDP)

Incoming Students: 18
Gender: 61% female, 39% male, 0% did not report
Minnesota Residents: 61%
International Students: 22%
Domestic Students of Color: 28%
Average Age: 26
Average GPA: 3.41
Average GRE Verbal Percentile: 74%
Average GRE Quantitative Percentile: 40%

Master of Human Rights (MHR)

Incoming Students: 9
Gender: 100% female, 0% male, 0% did not report
Minnesota Residents: 56%
International Students: 22%
Domestic Students of Color: 33%
Average Age: 25
Average GPA: 3.9
Average GRE Verbal Percentile: 74%
Average GRE Quantitative Percentile: 40%

Master of Public Affairs (Mid-Career) (MPA)

Incoming Students: 49
Gender: 76% female, 20% male, 4% did not report
Minnesota Residents: 94%
International Students: 2%
Domestic Students of Color: 18%
Average Age: 41
Average GPA: 3.24
Average GRE Verbal Percentile: not required
Average GRE Quantitative Percentile: not required

Master of Public Policy (MPP)*

Incoming Students: 78
Gender: 51% female, 42% male, 6% did not report
Minnesota Residents: 59%
International Students: 10%
Domestic Students of Color: 23%
Average Age: 25
Average GPA: 3.45
Average GRE Verbal Percentile: 82%
Average GRE Quantitative Percentile: 55%

* These averages include the Early Admission and BaMPP programs.

Master of Science in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (MS–STEP)

Incoming Students: 13
Gender: 54% female, 46% male, 0% did not report
Minnesota Residents: 46%
International Students: 0%
Domestic Students of Color: 8%
Average Age: 24
Average GPA: 3.73
Average GRE Verbal Percentile: 69%
Average GRE Quantitative Percentile: 84%

Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)

Incoming Students: 40
Gender: 50% female, 48% male, 2.5% did not report
Minnesota Residents: 45%
International Students: 10%
Domestic Students of Color: 8%
Average Age: 25
Average GPA: 3.70
Average GRE Verbal Percentile: 87%
Average GRE Quantitative Percentile: 56%

Graduation Rates for Master of Public Policy

For the MPP 2010 entering cohort:

Total initially enrolled: 128

Graduated in two years: 95 (74%)

Graduated in three years: 110 (86%)

Graduated in four years: 111 (87%)

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"In every single way, I learned about myself.... The community here is open. We may have conflicting ideas, but here's a space to talk about that." -Zachary Hylton (MDP '14)