The MPA program is taught entirely in English at native-speaker proficiency. Candidates who a) are not native speakers, or b) do not hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s level degree from an institution whose medium of instruction is English, must submit results of either the TOEFL (minimum recommended scores of 107-IBT, 263-computer-based, 627 paper-based) or IELTS (minimum recommended score of 7) at the time of application. In some exceptional cases, candidates whose results are very close to the recommended score may be admitted if the strength of their application is found to be compensatory. To send your TOEFL scores, the Sciences Po institution code is 0695 (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris). No department code is needed.
-As the MPA is designed for young professionals, previous work experience is one of the requirements for entry into the program. -Students generally have between 2 and 10 years of professional experience at the time of application. -Each year, the Selection Committee makes some exceptions to the minimum 2 years’ rule for candidates with particularly outstanding academic records, internships or other activities which show clear motivation, and very strong potential. -Nevertheless, all applicants must at the time of application already be in possession of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.