Undergraduate Public Policy Programs

Penn State undergraduates interested in policy advocacy, design and implementation have the opportunity to apply to the Penn State Master of Public Policy program up to a year early and complete the undergraduate degree and master’s degree together in a compressed time frame.

The accelerated integrated undergraduate/graduate (IUG) Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree program provides an opportunity for academically strong students to complete a bachelor of science or bachelor of arts and a master’s degree in public policy in approximately five years of study. Through the IUG program, students are able to save money, enter the workforce sooner, and drive real-world results.

Penn State students in any area of study approaching their senior year also have the option to take up to fifteen credits toward their MPP degree while completing their B.A. or B.S. degree.