Accelerated Masters

Start working on your master’s degree

The Accelerated Masters Program is a competitive program for outstanding SPEA undergraduate students. Students may apply to the Master of Public Affairs (MPA) or the Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Public Safety (MSCJPS) programs early in their junior year and begin fulfilling graduate program requirements during their senior year.

Graduate courses count for both graduate and undergraduate degree requirements. Before starting the graduate program, students must have satisfied all general education and core requirements.

Plan ahead

We recommend planning ahead with your academic advisor if you intend to pursue the Accelerated Masters Program. Your advisor can provide a list of undergraduate courses that need to be completed for the program, according to your current SPEA major.