Since students in this innovative program begin the transition to graduate studies in their fourth undergraduate year, only highly motivated individuals with strong academic records should consider the dual bachelor of arts/master of public administration (B.A./M.P.A.) option. Individuals come from a variety of backgrounds including (1) traditional four-year undergraduates, moving directly from high school to Rutgers University–Camden; (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. Please visit http://polisci.camden.rutgers.edu/academic-programs/dual-degrees for more information.