Class Profile

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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 2014 Entering Class

Master of Development Practice (MDP)

Incoming Students: 15
Gender: 53% female, 47% male
Minnesota Residents: 47%
International Students: 27%
Domestic Students of Color: 40%
Average Age: 28
Average GPA: 3.6
Average GRE Verbal Percentile: 65th
Average GRE Quantitative Percentile: 41st

Master of Human Rights (MHR)

This is a new degree program and no data to report. 

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

Incoming Students: 28
Gender: 46% female, 54% male
Minnesota Residents: 61%
International Students: 14%
Domestic Students of Color: 10%
Average Age: 42
Average GPA: 3.28
Average GRE Verbal Percentile: not required
Average GRE Quantitative Percentile: not required

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Incoming Students: 81
Gender: 38% female, 59% male, 3% did not report
Minnesota Residents: 53%
International Students: 16%
Domestic Students of Color: 10%
Average Age: 25
Average GPA: 3.54
Average GRE Verbal Percentile: 76th 
Average GRE Quantitative Percentile: 56th

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

Incoming Students: 3
Gender: 67% female, 33% male
Minnesota Residents: 33%
International Students: 33%
Domestic Students of Color: 0%
Average Age: 25
Average GPA: 3.45
Average GRE Verbal Percentile: 85th 
Average GRE Quantitative Percentile: 66th

Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)

Incoming Students: 38
Gender: 32% female, 66% male, 2% did not report
Minnesota Residents: 50%
International Students: 13%
Domestic Students of Color: 16%
Average Age: 25
Average GPA: 3.43
Average GRE Verbal Percentile: 73rd 
Average GRE Quantitative Percentile: 66th

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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