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Application Process

‌Balancing work, life and school can be challenging. At Drake's CBPA, you'll find the flexibility you need to make it work.  With entry points throughout the year and classes offered exclusively in the evening and on weekends, Drake makes it convenient for you to enroll, attend classes and complete your advanced degree. 

Application materials required for an admission review include:

  • Completed and signed online application form
  • $50 application fee (waived for Drake alumni and students)
  • Current professional résumé or curriculum vitae
  • A typed, one-page essay providing details about how a graduate education will help you reach your academic and career goals.
  • Two online recommendations from individuals such as professors and employers who can attest to your potential for success in a graduate program.  You will provide e-mail contact for your references in the application process and they will be contacted with directions for submitting their letters of recommendation on your behalf.
  • Official transcripts from every college or university previously attended *

*Official transcripts may be mailed to the following address:

Drake University
Attn: CBPA Graduate Programs
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311

 

International students will require additional documents for admissions.

 

Applications should be submitted by the following dates:

  • January 1 for classes starting in spring (January)
  • April 15 for classes starting in summer (May/June)
  • August 1 for classes starting in fall (August) 

 

Learn more about Drake's graduate programs. Plan to attend an information session, discuss your educational goals with CBPA staff, or apply now.

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September 15, 2016
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