Earn your undergraduate and graduate degree in five years
Earn a prestigious Master of Public Affairs (MPA), Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES), or dual MPA-MSES degree from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs’ 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. Depending on eligibility, some graduate courses may count for both graduate and undergraduate degree requirements during your senior year.
Our Accelerated Master’s Program is a highly competitive opportunity for outstanding O’Neill undergraduate students. If you are interested in the program, you’ll need to meet early and regularly with an Undergraduate Academic Advisor to ensure proper planning and eligibility. Interested students should submit a statement of academic intent at least one year prior to their intended AMP start and be on track to complete a minimum of 96 credit hours including major courses as specified by an O’Neill Undergraduate Academic Advisor.
All Accelerated Master’s Program candidates must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA (BSES students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA) and be on track to complete all minors, certificates, general education, internship, and O’Neill honors thesis requirements, if applicable, prior to starting the Accelerated Master’s Program.