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Combined Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science or Public Administration and Master’s of Public Administration Degree (PLPA or PAPA)


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The Combined Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science (PLPA) or Public Administration (PAPA) and Master’s of Public Administration Degree is an accelerated five-year program in which exceptional students will earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students will spend their first three years engaged in undergraduate studies and their final two completing the graduate program. The total number of credits needed for the program will be 150. At the undergraduate level, students will complete their General Education requirements, a minor and an abbreviated version of the undergraduate Public Administration or Political Science major. Starting their fourth year, students will complete all 40-46 hours of the M.P.A. program, and a portion of the credits will double count toward the undergraduate B.S. degree.

The curriculum requires two internships, one as part of the undergraduate major, the second in the M.P.A. portion. Thus, students will have substantial field experience in public administration upon completing the full B.S./M.P.A. degrees.

http://www.emich.edu/polisci/Internship/index.htm

Admission
Students will be invited to apply to the Combined Degree Program by November 1 of their junior year, and will be offered admission by December 1 of their junior year. Applications will require letters of recommendation, a personal statement focusing on career goals and reasons for applying to the program, and an interview with the M.P.A. Director (or a designate). A minimum 3.3 grade point average will be required for entry to this program.

Advisor Information:


Jeffrey Bernstein
Professor

Political Science
601 Pray Harrold
(734) 487-3113
jbernstei@emich.edu

Combined Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Master’s of Public Administration Degree (PLPA)


General Education Requirements: 40 hours


Additional Requirements: 3 hours


Undergraduate Requirements: 30 hours


Required Core Courses: 9 hours


Restricted Electives: 6 hours


Two courses from the following:

Distribution Requirements: 9 hours


Three courses from the groups listed below, including at least one course from each group:

I. Comparative Politics and International Relations


II. Political Theory and Methods


Graduate Courses Toward Undergraduate Major: 6 hours


Minor Requirements: 20 hours


University Elective Courses: 23 hours


Graduate Courses Toward MPA Only: 34-40 hours


Program Total: 150 hours


Note:


Each student must choose a writing intensive course as part of major completion requirements. Consult your adviser for course options.

Combined Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration and Master’s of Public Administration Degree (PAPA)


General Education Requirements: 40 hours


Additional Requirements: 3 hours


Undergraduate Requirements: 30 hours


Required Core Courses: 9 hours


Restricted Electives: 15 hours


Five courses from the following:

Graduate Courses Toward Undergraduate Major: 6 hours


Minor Requirements: 20 hours


University Elective Courses: 23 hours


Graduate Courses Toward MPA Only: 34-40 hours


Program Total: 150 hours


Note:


Each student must choose a writing intensive course as part of major completion requirements. Consult your adviser for course options.

Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit: Political Science


Undergraduate courses may be taken for graduate credit to meet program or certificate requirements with explicit approval of the MPA advisor. Students intending to register for undergraduate courses for graduate credit must receive permission before enrolling in the course; otherwise undergraduate credit will be awarded.

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