The Accelerated BSCJ/BSCS MPA Degree Pathway is a new accelerated (4+1) degree pathway for qualified BS in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) and BS in Crime Science (BSCS) students to be admitted into the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program and to take up to four courses (12 credits) towards their respective Bachelor's and MPA degrees. Enrolling in the accelerated pathway program will expedite students' progress towards completing the MPA degree, saving both time and money.
A student admitted to the Accelerated (4+1) BSCJ/BSCS MPA Degree Pathway will be considered to have undergraduate status until the student applies for graduation from their bachelor's degree program. Upon conferral of the bachelor's degree, the student will be granted graduate status and be eligible for graduate assistantships. Please see the Suggested MPA Pathway Study Plan here.
Students in the Accelerated (4+1) BSCJ/BSCS MPA Degree Pathway should consult their advisor regarding substitutions of the courses mentioned above for undergraduate courses in their program.
Students must pass graduate courses with a grade of "B" or higher to count them toward their MPA degree. Students accepting into the Accelerated Degree Pathway must fulfill all the MPA requirements to receive their MPA degree.