Shared-Credit Degrees Program
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Shared-Credit Degrees Program
Traditionally, students are not able to begin their graduate degree until their undergraduate degree is completed. However, the School of Public Administration and the degrees below have partnered to offer an accelerated way to complete two degrees: the Bachelor of Liberal Arts (BALA), Bachlor of Arts in Economics, or the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree and the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. Qualifying students can earn graduate credit towards an MPA degree during their senior academic year in the BALA, ECON, or SOC degree program.
Essentially, a year after obtaining your BALA, ECON, or SOC degree, you may earn an MPA degree as well!
The BALA, ECON, and SOC degrees require a minimum of 120 undergraduate credit hours and the MPA requires 42 graduate credit hours. In this Shared-Credit program, 18 of the MPA graduate credits (6 courses), except ECON, are taken during the senior year of a student's BALA or SOC degree program and the credits are "shared" to both the MPA and BALA or SOC degree requirements. Thus, this reduces the time needed to complete the two degrees, compared to the traditional model, and results in significant savings.
The School of Public Administration is looking for the best and brightest bunch that satisify the program's invite requirements. For consideration, the Shared-Credit applicant must be in one of the partnered degrees, have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 or greater, and have completed at least 90 credit hours while taking an average student's workload (4-6 courses) a semester.
If you have questions or are interested in a MPA Shared-Credit Degree program:
contact email@example.com / 505.277.1092 to arrange an appointment with the program's MPA coordinator