Accelerated Masters Program
The Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) is a competitive program for outstanding SPEA undergraduate students. Students may apply to the Master of Public Affairs (MPA), the Master of Health Administration (MHA) or the Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) early in their junior year.
Participation in this program allows the student to fulfill some graduate program requirements during their senior year. Graduate courses count for both graduate and undergraduate degree requirements. Before starting the graduate program, students must have satisfied all general education and core requirements, with a minimum of 96 credit hours completed toward their bachelor's degree (90 credit hours for students seeking the MHA degree). For additional information, students should contact the appropriate program director.
The program admits a very few students from among the top 10% of the School's undergraduate majors. To be considered:
- The student must have completed 96 credit hours (including all general education and core requirements) for their undergraduate degree.
- The student applies for the Master of Public Affairs (MPA), the Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) or the Master of Health Administration (MHA, at IUPUI only) degree programs via the School's master's programs admission and financial aid application.
- The applicant must have at least three letters of recommendation from faculty members. *SPEA Honors students are not required to submit recommendation letters but are encouraged to have at least one.
- A positive evaluation by the Undergraduate Programs director leads to consideration by the regular admissions committee of the professional master's programs.
Second-year accelerated Master's students may be eligible for graduate financial aid and assistantships on the same merit basis as other Master's students.
For more information about the Accelerated Master's Program contact: Undergraduate Advising Office