This accelerated, dual-degree program at Rutgers University-Camden is designed to
graduate students with a master's degree in as little as five years.
The combined bachelor of arts in economics and master of public
administration in the graduate Department of Public Policy and
Administration prepares students for professional careers in government
and public service or for further study in law or doctoral programs.
It also provides the training and credentials necessary for career
advancement in the public sector. Whether one wishes to move directly
into the job market or to pursue another degree, the master's degree
provides a clear, competitive edge.
Since students in this innovative program begin the transition to
graduate studies in their fourth undergraduate year, highly motivated
individuals with strong academic records should consider this option.
Individuals come from a variety of backgrounds including (1)
traditional four-year undergraduates, moving directly from high school
to Rutgers; (2) transfer students from community colleges; and (3)
professionals holding associate's degrees and working in the public
sector. In the case of a student returning to college, professional
experience is considered in the admission decision.