The average age for the MA In-Career degree is 36. The program requires at least three years of relevant, significant work experience before you can apply. Most of these students are full-time, working professionals who are taking classes in the evening. You do not need the GRE to apply (unless you had below a 3.0 in your previous education). If you are eligible for the MA based on work experience, you can still choose to pursue either program.
The average age for the MPA is 25. The program does not have any work requirements to apply. The GRE is always required for applicants, regardless of GPA. Most of these students are full-time in the program as it is more of a “cohort” style, traditional graduate school experience. It can, however, be completed part-time by someone with a full-time job and be completed in approximately 3 years.