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Public Administration Accelerated Master's Program (MPA) -Environmental Management and Policy

Degree or Minor: 
Undergraduate Degree
Graduate Degree
Green Concentration: 
UA College: 
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Degree Type: 
Masters in Public Administration
Degree/Minor Description: 

The Accelerated Master of Public Administration would allow academically talented  University of Arizona undergraduates the opportunity to begin Master level course work beginning their undergraduate Senior year. This would allow students to earn a BS and MPA in as little as five years.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

School of Government and Public Policy -

MPA Curriculum:

The School of Government and Public Policy was formed in 2009 by combining two highly ranked programs – political science and public administration and policy - bringing them under a single roof. Located in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, SGPP is one of the largest schools at the University of Arizona and is uniquely situated to serve as a new model for public affairs education by promoting high-caliber research, teaching, community outreach, and civic leadership.

By offering leading programs in political science, international relations, public policy, and public management, SGPP prepares men and women for leadership positions in the public and nonprofit sectors.


Research Opportunities: 

Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy: The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy sponsors policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research and forums that link scholarship and education. The Center specializes in issues concerning environmental policy, immigration policy of the United States and indigenous nations policy.

Water Resources Research Center: The WRRC promotes understanding of critical state and regional water management and policy issues through research, community outreach and engagement, and public education.

Research Themes: 
Business and Economics
Climate and Adaptation
Scenario planning
Food Systems and Security
Governance, Law, and Policy
Decision making
Energy law and policy
Energy policy
Environmental law and policy
Institutional analysis
Science Engagement
Connecting science and decision making
Urban Environment