MPA 4+1 information session

Earn a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree in one year via the 4 + 1 program

Take 14 credits of graduate-level PAF courses your senior year that count for both your bachelor's degree in PSPP and the MPA.

Take 28 credits of graduate-level courses (nine 3-credit PAF courses and one 1-hour PAF course) the summer, fall and spring after graduating – one in the summer after graduating, four in the fall, four in the spring. Graduate with your MPA exactly one year after earning your B.S.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 3.5 or higher GPA after completing 75 credits. Students may apply after or during the semester in which they will be earning 75 or more credits.
  • Maintain 3.5 or higher GPA through 90 credits.

Application Timeline

  • October 1, 2016: starting to take graduate-level courses fall 2017 and beginning MPA program summer 2018.
  • March 1, 2017: starting to take graduate-level courses spring 2018 and beginning MPA program spring 2019.

Application Procedures

Follow application procedures listed on the 4+1 web page.

If you cannot attend, meet with the MPA graduate academic advisor, Mr. Mark Reed, by making an appointment. Call 602.496.0450.

Wednesday, Sept. 14
Location: 
UCENT 480
Campus: 
Downtown Phoenix