Advance your public service career with our combined bachelor's and master's 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. Study at 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.; 36, M.P.A.)
Is an acclerated M.P.A. right for you?
Accelerated M.P.A. Program
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.
Learn in the new Nistler CoBPA. It’s an open and inviting building dedicated to business students.
Gain international business experience in our student exchange programs. We have Study Abroad opportunities in China, Europe and Australia.
Receive personalized career support through the Pancratz Career Development Center. The Center is dedicated exclusively to career development for online and on-campus business students.
What can I do with an accelerated M.P.A.?
M.P.A. Courses You Could Take
Leader in Action
Kyle Thorson credits his experience and education at UND with building the skills necessary to lead in the community.