Apr 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

Schedule of Classes

Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

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 four graduate level courses, PA 5100, PA 5200 and PA 5300, and one 5000-level PA elective (excepting PA 5030), while still an undergraduate and pay undergraduate tuition rates. Within the B.S. requirements , PA 5100 replaces PS 3305 . PA 5200 replaces PS 3320 , and PA 5300 replaces PS 3325 .

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 and completed at least six classes of the undergraduate program major courses.
  2. Apply for and receive delayed admission into the MPA program thereby allowing the substitution of graduate classes PA 5100, PA 5200, PA 5300 in place of three undergraduate classes, PS 3305 PS 3320 , PS 3325 . Note:  Students must receive formal delayed admission into the program to be eligible to register for PA 5100, PA 5200, and PA 5300.
  3. 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 the M.P.A. coordinator at (248) 370-4117 or M.P.A. director, Prof. Pat Piskulich (ppiskuli@oakland.edu).