The College of Arts and Science and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service offer selected students the opportunity to earn the B.A. along with either a master's in public administration (M.P.A.) or a master's in urban planning (M.U.P.) in a shortened period of study. These programs combine the benefits of a broad liberal arts education at the undergraduate level with professional training at the graduate level.
Admission to these programs is open to students who have completed 75 points toward the B.A., with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and who have finished at least 32 of those points at the College. Formal application to the program is made in part through its College coordinator in the Preprofessional Center, Silver Center, Room 901; 212-998-8160.
In order to gain the greatest benefit from the combined degree program, the student should complete, while still an undergraduate, 28 of the 60 points required for the M.P.A. or the M.U.P. This advanced standing can be earned by enrolling in approved courses at Wagner or by taking undergraduate equivalents, a list of which may be obtained from the program coordinator. The courses are selected in consultation with the College coordinator or with the Wagner coordinator. Metropolitan studies majors follow a course of study that allows them to take full advantage of the joint degree program.