Application Information

Who should apply?

Current high school sophomores and juniors in Missouri high schools during the 2014-15 academic year are welcome to apply to the 2015 Missouri Public Affairs Academy. 

What are the application criteria?

  1. GPA of 3.0 or higher
  2. Recommendation of high school counselor or teacher
  3. Record of community involvement (service to school, place of worship or community)
  4. Willingness to attend the entire Academy for nine days from July 18-25, 2015

What is the cost of the Academy?

A non-refundable $50 registration fee is required after students have been accepted to the Academy.  All other Academy expenses, including housing, meals and all Academy activities are provided by Missouri State University at no cost to participants. Travel to and from the Academy is not provided.

What is the application deadline?

Applications must be postmarked  no later the March 15, 2015.  Early applications are encouraged.  All applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than April 1, 2015.

MPAA policy of non-discrimination

Missouri State University and the Missouri Public Affairs Academy are communities of people with respect for diversity. See the complete policy 

Inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65897,, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Download Application

Download the 2015 MPAA application HERE.