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    Fletcher Fall 2018

    Hi, has anybody else tried to negotiate funding from Fletcher successfully?
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    Admission Consultant for US MPA Programs?

    Hi @dollybird , thank you for the recommendation. I will look into it!
  3. Dear All, I am an international student who has never studied in the US education system before. I had earlier asked about directory of MPA/MIA programs and the community here was really very helpful in sharing very useful resources. Thank you very much for that. I had one more question. I am quite interested in seeking help from an admissions consultant who can help me guide through the application process of applying for MPA and MPA type of programs in the US. Hopefully they can also help with selecting schools which would be a good fit based on my background and future goals. And also help with reviewing essays etc, helping to make sure that I am presenting the relevant and most suitable highlights from my professional and academic background etc etc. I noticed there are many (many!) such admissions consulting firms for MBA programs, but I could not find any one which specialises in MPA programs. Would the knowledgeable community here have any info on such reliable admissions consultants for MPA programs in the US? Thank you so very much!
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    Directory of MPA/MIA programs (US)

    That's a lot of good advice @PolicyStud. Thank you very much, I will start looking into each of these programs. My handicap would be that I have taken GMAT and not GRE so I might have to rule out those schools that won't accept GMAT.
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    Directory of MPA/MIA programs (US)

    Hi @dollybird, thanks so much that link, it's wonderful! Looks like you put in a lot of research into your program, that's great, congratulations. I wish I could do the same but I have a demanding full time job so I try to sneak in an hour or so during the week and more time during the weekend. I really want to get into a good MPA / MPA type of program so I can live my dream of working for one of the prestigious multi laterals. I am thinking of applying to 7-8 programs and hope to get into atleast 1 of them. At the current stage I am trying to understand the different programs so that I can shortlist the ones where I would be applying. One thing that really bothers me is that quite a few schools ask for GRE but I have just taken the GMAT as I thought that would be the main test requirement. I don't have the energy to now prepare for GRE so I am in some way only restricted to those policy schools that will accept GMAT. I don't think they waive off GRE requirements or instead accept GMAT right?
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    Directory of MPA/MIA programs (US)

    Hello @hj2012 , thank you for the links. They are quite useful. Actually, I did try to search on google but got really confused because of several conflicting information. Hence, I came to this forum to ask more knowledgeable and experienced people. Thanks again!
  7. Hello fantastic community! I am an international student, trying to find out what are the top 10-top 30 MPA / MIA programs in the US. I am aware of the very well known ones such as Harvard's Kennedy School & recently I came to know about Woodrow Wilson School and Chicago Harris, as well as Tuft's Fletcher School and Columbia's SIPA. But to be frank I think I may not be competitive for such top schools, so I want to know what other schools are there. If any kind soul can point me to a ranking or a list of such schools, that would be greatly appreciated. My post graduation goal is to work in the development sector as part of a non-governmental organization such as the UN, World Bank, etc, if that helps in anyway.. Thank you so very much!

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