MBA/MPP Degree (Master of Public Policy)

If you are applying to our dual MPP/MBA program, you only need to submit one application. You must apply through the Smith School of Business application portal which can be accessed here.

Note: The MBA program only requires one letter of recommendation. However, the MPP program requires three. In order to complete the dual MBA/MPP application, three letters of recommendation must be submitted.

Sample Schedule

Year Fall Spring

MBA Credit Requirement: 30
MPP Credit Requirement: 30
Elective Credits from either program: 6
Total Credit: 66

Dual Degree Policy

Students must apply to each institution for admission. The Smith School of Business and the School of Public Policy  use separate application processes for admission purposes. Students must meet the admissions requirements of both institutions. Furthermore, once admitted into the program, students will be subject to the rules and conditions of both institutions about acceptable academic performance, reasonable progress toward completion of the degree, and standards of ethical conduct.

MBA Admissions Requirements

MPP Admissions Requirements


Applications completed by: Will receive decisions by:
October 1, 2019 December 23, 2019
November 1, 2019 January 15, 2020
December 15, 2019 March 15, 2020
January 15, 2020 April 15, 2020
March 1, 2020 May 1, 2020


While in the MBA program all classes will be charged by the Robert H. Smith School tuition rates per credit hour. For more information on MBA tuition and fees please click here.