School of Public Affairs Combined Programs Overview
COMBINED BACHELORS &
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.
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
What graduate programs does Public Affairs offer?
MA in Political Science
MS in Justice, Law, &
MPP in Public
MS in Terrorism &
MA in Political
MPA in Public
Why should you pursue a combined Bachelor’s &
• 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
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
• 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