Applying to Batten

To apply for admission to the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, please choose from the links below:

Master of Public Policy
Accelerated/Master of Public Policy
BA Undergraduate Major

* Application for the Master of Public Policy, Fall 2018 will begin in July 2017 

The world needs a new kind of policy leader. In the age of globalization, leadership is highly contextual. There are no hard and fast rules about how it translates from setting to setting, or even from where it emanates. At Batten, we focus on how leadership works and what actions lead to tangible results. We’re small by design, with a distinct community and experience. Our students not only excel academically, but they are driven by purpose and have strong character.

We don’t want just any student. We want the right kind of student. Is that you? 

What you need to know about the application process

  1. Before you begin the online application, take note of the details associated with your desired program: Master of Public Policy, Accelerated MPP Program, Bachelor’s Degree Program.
  2. Please fill out the Batten Inquiry form.
What if I have additional questions?

Please contact our Admissions Team at, or call 434.924.3477.

Does the school provide for ADA accommodations?

Yes, if you have a specific ADA related need or accommodation, please contact the Admissions Office. There are also resources available to students through the University of Virginia’s Elson Student Health Center.