Public Policy (MPP) and African American Studies (BA)
This integrated undergraduate-graduate (IUG) degree program provides an opportunity for academically strong students to complete a bachelor of arts degree in African American Studies and a master’s degree in Public Policy in the course of approximately five years of study. Students in the M.P.P. are required to complete an elective specialization of four courses. Students in the African American Studies-M.P.P. IUG will take their specialization in African American studies. They can either take four 400 and 500 level African American studies courses in their fourth year of study that will double count for both the B.A. and M.P.P. At least two of these will be at the 500 level. Or, students can take two 400 and 500 level African American Studies courses toward the specialization and two M.P.P. course toward the Social Sciences and Community Development area of concentration in the BA degree in the fourth year and complete specialization courses in the fifth year of study. The students’ IUG specific program of study will be structured on an individual basis giving IUG students a range of program options from the menu of course selections summarized below.
About the Program
You might like this program if…
- The Public Policy curriculum and African American Studies curriculum complement one another because an understanding of race and the African American experience is essential to understand U.S. public policy.