African American Studies B.A.

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 students to complete a bachelor of arts and a master’s degree in public policy in approximately five years of study. Through the IUG program, students can save money (tuition costs remain at the undergraduate rate throughout the course of study and shave an entire year off the master's degree), enter the workforce and earn money sooner, and drive real-world results. Learn more by visiting our website or by contacting your academic adviser. You can also reach out to the School of Public Policy by emailing,

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. degree.

Want to know more about the IUG programs?  or watch one of our recent webinars on YouTube.