4+1 Program in Urban Studies / Master of Public Administration and Policy (MPAP)
Students enrolled in Urban Studies (majors and minors) may apply for the joint 4+1 program with the Master of Public Administration and Policy. The following are the eligibility requirements:
- Applicants must have completed 90 undergraduate credits.
- Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 GPA in their majors
- Applicants must have an overall minimum 3.0 GPA
- Two letters of recommendation
Students are encouraged to take introductory courses in political science, statistics and economics before graduating from their undergraduate programs since these courses are prerequisites for full matriculation into the MPAP. A course in financial accounting is also highly recommended. Students achieve matriculation only after they obtain their undergraduate degree. The prerequisite requirements must be completed by then.
In order to complete the joint degree, students take 9-11 graduate credits, which count both in their undergraduate program and in the MPAP. The graduate credits are taken in place of elective undergraduate credits. Students get advising from both the graduate coordinator and their undergraduate advisor. Admission is on a rolling basis and applicants may start their program of study in any semester.
|Master of Public Administration and Policy||(36 credits)|
|PA-903||Economics for Policy Analysis||3|
|PA-934||Ethics & Management of Human Resources||3|
|PA-945||Public Budgeting & Financial Management||3|
|PA-949||Strategic Leadership & Planning for Public Organizations||3|
|PA-951||Negotiation & Conflict Resolution for Public Organizations||3|
|PA-980||Capstone Fieldwork I for Public Administration & Policy||2|
|PA-981||Capstone Fieldwork II for Public Administration and Policy||4|
|PA-990||Analysis and Interpretation of Quantitative Data for Public Policy||3|
|Two (2) ELECTIVES required||6|
Graduate core courses will count as core classes in the graduate program and electives in the student’s undergraduate program. Graduate electives will count as electives in both the graduate and undergraduate programs
Master of Public Administration and Policy (MPAP) – A student may take any three of the following core courses and any courses offered as graduate electives: PA-901, PA-903, PS-934, PA-942, PA-945, PA-949, PA-951