Apply to the combined Public Affairs and M.P.A. program.
Accelerated Degree Application Process
Pay less and graduate sooner with UND’s combined or accelerated degree programs. Because these degrees are combined into one program, you’ll take fewer total credit hours than you would if you were to pursue your degrees separately.
Traditionally, you’ll follow this process for applying to accelerated degree programs:
- If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, apply to UND as an undergraduate student. Declare your program of study and you’ll follow a straightforward plan from the very beginning of your enrollment all the way through to graduating with a master’s degree.
- During your junior year, you can officially apply to the School of Graduate Studies. Instead of having to first earn your bachelor’s degree and then start graduate school, these bachelor’s and master’s degree programs allow you to complete both degrees at the same time.
Students seeking the combined degree may apply to the School of Graduate Studies after completing 60 credits.