This dual degree is offered through our full-time on-campus MBA program and the Center for Public Policy & Administration (CPPA) and is designed to allow qualified students to pursue an integrated and comprehensive course of study in policy, public management, and business administration. Graduates will be ready for careers at any level of government and management or analyst positions in the nonprofit and private sectors in the United States and abroad.
This dual degree takes three years to complete. Students enrolled may begin their studies in either program, but it is best to complete a full year in one program before beginning the second program. During the second year, students will fulfill the core requirements of the other program. Students will fulfill the remaining requirements of both programs in the third year of study.
Sample Program Timetable
|MPPA summer |
internship (10 wks)
|YEAR 3||MPPA |
While applicants must meet each program's own admission standards (and be admitted to both programs), students only need to submit one application to the university's Graduate Admissions Office. Students already enrolled in one of the programs can apply to the other program during their first year to matriculate as a dual-degree MPPA/MBA candidate. Click here for more information about CPPA's admissions requirements.
February 1: Applications must be received by the Graduate Admissions Office to receive priority consideration for graduate assistantship funding from CPPA.
For more information on the full-time MBA program, visit their website, and click on the link below to go to the CPPA website.CPPA website