Degrees granted: Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Administration
Advising: designated college adviser for Phases I and II, phone: 216-687-3884; for Phase III, phone: 216-523-7522
Student organizations: Pi Alpha Alpha
The five-year B.A.+ M.P.A. is a fast-track program designed for high-performing undergraduates in Urban Studies. By accelerating the completion of two degrees, students will jumpstart their careers as professionals in public administration.
Admitted 4+1 students follow a set curriculum to ensure proper sequencing of courses. Students may only register for courses after consultation with the designated program advisor. Any student who deviates from the required curriculum risks forfeiture of program eligibility and may return to the conventional BA program.
Students submit an application for admission to the BA+MPA program through the Levin College advising office. A complete application is comprised of the 4+1 application form, official Graduate Record Exam scores and two letters of recommendation from faculty.
Minimum qualifications: 90 hours earned, grade-point average of 3.25 or better, GRE scores at the 40th percentile (verbal and quantitative combined) and an Analytical Writing score of 4.0 or better, plus completion of core competencies (economics, public policy and statistics) by earning a grade of B or better in UST 300, UST 302, UST 404 and UST 405.