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Combined Degree: Public and Nonprofit Administration, B.A., B.S. and Public Administration, M.P.A.

Grand Valley State University combined degree programs offer students the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree, meeting their unique personal, academic, and career goals. Pursuing a combined degree can reduce the cost and total time required to complete both.


5%
West Michigan Job Growth

Job opportunities in the public administration field are expected to grow 5% in West Michigan by 2026.

7%
National Job Growth

Job opportunities in the public administration field are expected to grow 7% in the U.S. by 2025.

Less money. Less time.

Combined degree programs offer students the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree, meeting their unique personal, academic, and career goals.


Source: EMSI 2022

Program Overview

Qualified undergraduates may be admitted to the program and obtain a bachelor's degree in public and nonprofit administration and a master's degree in public administration within an accelerated time frame. Students admitted to this program may take graduate courses after completing 90 undergraduate credits, and up to 12 credits of graduate work may be used in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the undergraduate degree.

Undergraduates may apply to the program after reaching junior standing or 75 credit hours, with at least 30 hours completed at GVSU; a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above; completion of required coursework with a B or better; and completion of PNH 520 - Foundations of Public Service taken during the fifth or sixth semester with a B or better. See advisor for details.

Students must meet with the MPA graduate program director prior to applying to the program. Application requirements:

Why Pursue a Combined Degree at Grand Valley?

Visit the program website for more information.

Program Details