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Combined Public Administration Major

The Political Science and International Studies Department, in partnership with the Public Administration Department offers a unique program that you may find of interest. We have a combined “4+1” degree program that allows you to earn both your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in just five (5) years. With this program, you can start earning credit for a Master’s in Public Administration during your senior (4th) year at the College.

 The requirements for this accelerated program are minimal:

  • Earn and maintain a cumulative 3.0 or better GPA
  • Complete a minimum of 54 undergraduate degree credits
  • Complete the core courses for the Political Science Major
  • Complete PLS 312 – Introduction to Public Administration and either PLS 381 (State and Local Government) or PLS 412 (Public Policy: Values, Means and Method) and two other upper division electives.

Students enrolled in the Combined program spend their first 3 years with undergraduate courses (the core in the major and general education) and then in the 4th year the students take 4 graduate courses with a 5th year (including the summer) for the remaining MPA graduate courses. All of the PAD courses are taught in the evenings at the Metro Center in downtown Rochester. Ample parking is available and students will find themselves in small classes of no more than 20 students.

 The College at Brockport’s Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program is nationally accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). Students can choose from three emphases: General Public Administration, Health Care Management, and Nonprofit Management. For a more complete description of the Public Administration program, please visit

You can also apply directly online through the office of Graduate Programs, at – just look for and click on the label for “Public Administration.”

Last Updated 6/12/14