Accelerated Masters Programs

Accelerated Master of Public Administration

Earn your Masters in Public Administration in just one year! The Accelerated Master of Public Administration will enable academically talented University of Arizona undergraduates to complete their Bachelors (in CJS, POL, or PMPC) and the Master of Public Administration (MPA) in as little as five years of study beginning with their freshman year as an undergraduate. This 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. 
  • Students will need to have a minimum 3.3 GPA after completion of 90 UG units.
  • Students can apply for the program their junior year
  • Accepted students take 12 graduate credits their senior year.
  • Students will complete the remaining 30 MPA units during their fifth year, including an internship during the summer. 

Accelerated Masters in Public Policy

Earn your Masters in Public Policy in just one year! The Accelerated Master of Public Policy will enable academically talented University of Arizona undergraduates to complete their Bachelors (in CJS, POL, or PMPC) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP) in as little as five years of study beginning with their freshman year as an undergraduate. This 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.

  • Students will need to have a minimum 3.3 GPA after completion of 90 UG units.
  • Students can apply for the program their junior year
  • Accepted students take 12 graduate credits their senior year. 
  • Students will complete the remaining 30 MPA units during their fifth year, including an internship during the summer. 

Accelerated Masters in Legal Studies (BA Law Students)

Earn your Master of Legal Studies in just one additional semester! Qualified BA Law majors also have the opportunity to pursue an accelerated track to a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) through the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. The MLS is a one-year master’s degree for non-lawyers. After taking 12 units of foundational law courses at the graduate level (which count towards both the BA in Law and the MLS). 
  • Students will need to have a minimum 3.3 GPA after completion of 90 UG units.
  • Students can apply for the program their junior year
  • Accepted students take an additional 12 units their senior year
  • Student will complete the remaining18 units in their fifth year.