Accelerated Master's Program

Earn your undergraduate and graduate degree in five years

Earn a prestigious Master of Public Affairs (MPA) or Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) degree from SPEA's top-ranked programs in just five years through our Accelerated Master's Program. You'll earn two degrees in less time than it would take to earn each separately by completing your first year of graduate courses during your undergraduate senior year.

Get prepared

Our Accelerated Master's Program is a highly competitive opportunity for outstanding SPEA students. If you are interested in the program, you'll need to plan ahead and be ready to apply early in your junior year. Before starting the graduate program, you'll need to satisfy all of your undergraduate general education and core requirements, with a minimum of 96 credit hours completed toward your bachelor's degree.

How to Apply

Apply for the Master of Public Affairs (MPA) or the Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) through the SPEA Master's Programs Office.

Get the full application process

Statement of Academic Intent