Accelerated Masters

The Accelerated Masters of Public Administration enables academically talented University of Arizona undergraduates in the School of Government and Public Policy to complete the B.S. in Public Management and Policy AND the Master of Public Administratin in as little as five years of study beginning with their freshman years as an undergraduate.

The program is intended for students interested in enhancing their qualifications for admission to other graduate programs (such as Ph.D. programs or J.D. programs at law schools) and for students interested in an accelerated masters program.  The program is open to University of Arizona undergraduates majoring in Public Management and Policy as well as Political Science with a minimum 3.3 GPA.

Students typically apply for the program during their junior year and if accepted take 12 graduate credits during their senior year. They spend their fifth year completing the remaining 30 MPA units including an internship during the summer.

For more information and the academic plan, please visit our AMP Program main page.