5-Year BA in Urban Studies & Master of Public Administration

 5 Year Bachelor of Arts/Master of Public Administration

The 5-Year BA+MPA is a fast-track program designed for high performing undergraduates in Urban Studies. By accelerating the completion of two degrees, students will jump start their careers as professionals in public administration.

Admission Requirements

Students apply for admission to the 5-year Program through the Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs. A complete application is comprised of the 4+1 application form, official Graduate Record Exam scores, and two letters of recommendation from faculty.
Minimum Qualifications

  • 90 hours earned
  • Achievement of a grade point average of 3.25 or better
  • GRE scores at the 40th percentile (verbal and quantitative combined) and an Analytical Writing score of 4.0
  • Completion of core competencies (economics, public policy and statistics) by earning a grade of B or better in UST 300, UST 302, UST 404, and UST 405
Contact Information

Public Affairs Student Services Center
Telephone: (216) 687-3884 / E-mail: