Advisement for Current MPA Students

Being a pre-professional student at East Tennessee State University can be one of the most challenging and rewarding decisions you can make. Be prepared to work hard, excel academically, gain research or volunteer experience, and enjoy the road to success!


  General guidelines

    + Meet with your major advisor every semester before registering for classes
    + Meet with your MPA advisor every semester
    + Continue to research your professional school(s) of choice
    + Seek out shadowing, volunteering, leadership, and research opportunities

Social media guidelines

Watch what you post! Use discretion and good judgment when posting content to social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and blogging sites.

Use a neutral, professionally acceptable email address and make sure that your outgoing voicemail message and email signatures reflect well on you as a budding professional.

Messages and images you send electronically are reflections of your judgment and potential suitability for professional careers. Inappropriate behaviors shared on an accessible venue can be viewed and/or shared by anyone, resulting in detriment to your acceptance into a professional school.

Professional schools often look at online sources when considering an applicant's suitability for admission.