Earn your BA or BS and MPA in five years!
The Truman School offers a 4+1 program that allows undergraduate students in Political Science (BA), Public Administration and Policy (BA), and Economics (BS) majors to earn their undergraduate degree and a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) in five total years. The MPA is a professional degree combining rigorous coursework and experiential learning opportunities to prepare students for ethical leadership in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
Undergraduate students who have completed 90 credit hours with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have been accepted into the program begin taking master's level classes in year four of their undergraduate studies. Because up to 15 graduate-level credit hours can be shared between a student's undergraduate degree and the MPA, students can obtain both degrees by taking normal course loads.