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Accelerated Pathways Program: Bachelor’s/Master’s

If you are an undergraduate at UMBC with an interest in public service and the public policy process, consider continuing your education at UMBC after completing your bachelor’s degree by earning a Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) through the Accelerated Pathways Program. You may apply at the end of sophomore year, and in your junior and senior years take graduate level courses that will count towards both your bachelor’s and the Master of Public Policy degree (up to four courses). The Economics department also has an Accelerated Pathways option for their ECPA master’s degree.

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How to Apply
You must have a strong academic record to gain admission to this program.

Plan to apply for admission by the second semester of your sophomore.

You will need:
• Unofficial transcript
• Statement of goals
• Letters of recommendation from your professors
• Your resume
Application for the Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program

Submit all of these documents to the School of Public Policy.

For more information, contact:

Shelley Morris, Graduate Program Coordinator
School of Public Policy
Public Policy Building, Room 407