Combined Pathways

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/ProgramPathways TracksApplication InformationProgram Website
DemographyBA or BS
MS in Demography
GeographyBS in Geography or Environment and Society
MS in Geographic Information Science (GIS)
Political ScienceBA or BS degree
MS in Applied American Politics and Policy
Public AdministrationBA or BS
MPA in Public Administration
Public HealthBA or BS
MPH in Public Health
Urban and Regional PlanningBA or BS
MSP in Urban and Regional Planning