Jun 23, 2018  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Administration and Public Policy, B.S. to M.P.A.

Accelerated Public Administration and Public Policy Bachelor of Science to Master of Public Administration Program (B.S. to M.P.A)

The Accelerated Public Administration and Public Policy, B.S. to M.P.A. option is designed for high achieving undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor’s in public administration at Oakland University and wishing to complete a Master of Public Administration degree directly following. The accelerated B.S. to M.P.A. allows students to take three graduate level courses, PA 501, PA 553 and PA 554, while still an undergraduate and pay undergraduate tuition rates. Within the B.S. requirements , PA 501 replaces PS 350 . PA 553 replaces PS 453 , and PA 554 replaces PS 454 .

To be eligible for the Public Administration and Public Policy, B.S. to M.P.A. option, students must:

  1. Have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher, completed at least six classes of the undergraduate program major courses and earned a minimum 3.0 grade in the following two courses:

PS 351 - Public Administration Financial Analysis 
PS 353 - American Public Policy  

  1. Apply for and receive delayed admission into the MPA program thereby the substitution of graduate classes PA 501, PA 553, PA 554 in place of three undergraduate classes, PS 350 PS 453 , PS 454 . Note:  Students must receive formal acceptance into the program to be eligible to register for PA 501, PA 553, and PA 554.
  2. Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average to completion of the B.S. degree in Public Administration and Public Policy and gain formal admission into the M.P.A. program.

Students admitted to this accelerated program can graduate with an M.P.A. degree in five years. Students wishing to acquire a specialized concentration may need extra semesters to complete the concentration.

To apply to the B.S. to M.P.A. program, contact Suzanne Rossi, M.P.A. coordinator.