Public Affairs or Political Science/M.P.A.
Advance your public service career before you even start with our combined bachelor's and M.P.A. degree program.
If you're majoring in Political Science or Public Affairs, you can earn an M.P.A. in just one extra year with UND's combined degree program. Learn to understand, and act upon, the policy and management issues confronting governments and non-profit organizations while getting a degree from one of the nation's top-ranked online policy programs, and the only one in North Dakota.
- Program type:
- Combined (Major and Master's)
- On Campus or Online
- Est. time to complete:
- 5 years
- Credit hours:
- 148 (114, B.A./B.S.P.A.; 34, M.P.A.)
Is a combined degree in political science or public affairs right for you?
Network and build skills outside the classroom in the Pi Sigma Alpha honor society and Public Affairs Club. Graduate students can participate in Pi Alpha Alpha, the national public administration honor society, or UND's MPA Student Organization.
Earn hands-on experience through internships: Students have worked in city, county and state government, non-profit groups, NGOs and more.
Complete applied research alongside UND faculty members.
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Leader in Action
Kyle Thorson credits his experience and education at UND with building the skills necessary to lead in the community.