Master of Public Affairs

Early Access to MPA Program Courses (Effective 2015-2016)

With the approval of the Director of the MPA Program and Dean of the Hauptmann School of Public Affairs, BPA students who have senior standing with a 3.6 GPA or higher may take up to 9 credit hours at the graduate level that count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree. A student must be enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours combined of undergraduate and graduate classes each semester that he or she is taking MPA credits under this option.


Graduate Courses towards Undergraduate Courses:
PA508 Research and Analysis for PA430 Research in Public Administration*
PA509 Leadership and Development and Organizations for PA333 Public Management and Leadership
PA512 The Environment of Public Organizations for PA331 Public Organizations
PA521 Business, Government, and Society for PA404 Capitalism and Societal Issues
PA542 Social Policy for PA404 Capitalism and Societal Issues
PA551 Principles of Disaster and Emergency Management for CJ353 Emergency Management
PA600 Ethical Foundations of Authority and Responsibility for PA380 Public Service Values

*Students are required to complete PA508 first before proceeding to any other course choices.

Early access students are not automatically eligible for admission to the Master of Public Affairs program. If they wish to pursue a graduate degree, they must submit an application, meeting all of the entrance requirements for the program.