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The accelerated Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree option allows students majoring in Political Science and Criminal Justice (or other majors upon approval), who meet certain guidelines, the opportunity to apply 9 hours of MPA classes to both the 124 hour undergraduate degrees and the MPA degree.
Have completed at least 30 hours of coursework at Augusta University.
Have an overall cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or better.
Be within 30 semester hours of graduating with either a BA in Criminal Justice or a BA in Political Science (or other majors upon approval).
Have written permission of the chair of the department of the undergraduate major to use the graduate level courses as acceptable substitutes to fulfill related requirements of the bachelor’s degree (students must satisfy all prerequisites for those graduate courses).
Meet all requirements for admissions into the MPA program and be in good standing with the university (except for receipt of the undergraduate degree and the completion of the GRE).
Submit an application for admissions in the spring semester of the junior year to the BA to MPA program, along with all necessary admissions documentation to The Graduate School according to institutional policy.
It is the responsibility of the student to initiate and maintain contact with the Program Coordinator to insure the proper selection and sequence of courses for the accelerated degree program.