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School of Public Affairs Combined Programs Overview

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Overview of the Bachelor's and Master's Combined programs offered by American University's School of Public Affairs.

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School of Public Affairs Combined Programs Overview

  1. 1. COMBINED BACHELORS & MASTERS PROGRAMS
  2. 2. What is a combined Bachelor’s & Master’s program? Combined Bachelor’s & Master’s programs allow high achieving current AU undergraduate students the opportunity to seek admission and continue their studies in an AU Master’s degree program.
  3. 3. Who is eligible? •Highly qualified current AU undergraduate students in good academic standing •Students who have completed 75-90 credit hours may apply for admission to a combined program
  4. 4. What graduate programs does Public Affairs offer? MA in Political Science MS in Justice, Law, & Criminology MPP in Public Policy MS in Terrorism & Homeland Security Policy MA in Political Communication MPA in Public Administration
  5. 5. Why should you pursue a combined Bachelor’s & Master’s program? • Graduate degrees provide advanced knowledge and skills, both of which, are attractive to future employers. • The combined nature of the program allows for a seamless transition from undergraduate to graduate study. • Shared credit across both levels of study provide a unique tuition benefit for earning both degrees. • You can further develop the relationships you have built with Public Affairs faculty & staff
  6. 6. What is credit share & how does it work? • Credit share means that you take designated 500 and 600 level courses during your final year of undergraduate study. • These designated courses are then applied to and fulfill both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. • Designated credits are specific to each student’s academic plan. Meet with an Academic Counselor to discuss which courses might work best for you.
  7. 7. Still Interested? • Let your Undergraduate Academic Counselor know. They will connect you to the Graduate Advisor of the program you are interested in. • Meet with the Graduate Advisor to learn more about the program, application process, and about the faculty who teach in the program. • After this, if you are still interested a meeting will be set up with you, your Undergraduate Academic Counselor, and the Graduate Advisor

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