Combined BPPS/MPA Degree Pathway
The combined BPPS/MPA degree pathway offered by the Department of Public Policy and Administration allows qualified students to earn both degrees in a shorter amount of time than typically required for earning degrees sequentially.
A student admitted to the combined 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 combined BPPS/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.