Political Science B.S./MPA Fast Track Program
The Fast Track B.S./MPA allows exceptional undergraduate political science majors to earn dual-credit for graduate courses taken during the senior year, and successful students will meet all department and university requirements for both degrees in five years. Students admitted to the Fast Track Program take the graduate version of four cross-listed courses during their senior year, and students who successfully complete these courses will receive both the undergraduate credit and institutionally awarded graduate credit. This affords Fast Track students the opportunity to complete their MPA degree in one year including some summer work.
In order to continue in the program, Fast Track students must maintain a GPA of 3.3 throughout the program, meet all requirements of both the B.S. and MPA degrees, and take no less than four graduate courses having no undergraduate counter-part.
Political science majors interested in applying to the Fast Track Program should meet with the Department Chair or Department Academic Advisor early in their junior year to discuss the application requirements.