For undergraduate students looking to enhance their undergraduate experience or to get a jumpstart on graduate school, the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy offers six combined pathways opportunities.
Combined bachelor’s/master’s pathways allow academically talented undergraduate students – typically admitted to the program in their junior or senior year – the opportunity to take coursework that will count towards completion of both a bachelor’s or master’s program.
Once admitted to a combined pathways program, up to 12 graduate hours may be shared with (or double-counted toward) an undergraduate degree program and a graduate program. The student earns a bachelor’s degree upon completing the undergraduate program and a master’s degree upon completing the graduate program. This allows a student to earn two degrees for fewer total credit hours than would normally be required if both degree programs were completed separately.
Combined Pathways in the College of Social Sciences & Public Policy
|Department/Program||Pathways Tracks||Application Information||Program Website|
|Demography||BA or BS|
MS in Demography
|Geography||BS in Geography or Environment and Society|
MS in Geographic Information Science (GIS)
|Political Science||BA or BS degree|
MS in Applied American Politics and Policy
|Public Administration||BA or BS|
MPA in Public Administration
|Public Health||BA or BS|
MPH in Public Health
|Urban and Regional Planning||BA or BS|
MSP in Urban and Regional Planning