Earn Your Undergraduate and MPP Degree in Five Years
The Master of Public Policy (MPP) Four Plus One program allows promising students to complete both an undergraduate and MPP degree in five years. Normally, completing each degree separately takes six years. You can apply for the accelerated degree program as a junior or senior. If you are admitted as a junior, you will take four 3-credit courses (12 credits total) as an undergraduate and take the remaining 24 credits as a full-time MPP student in the summer following graduation and during your Plus 1 year. If you enter the +1 program as a senior, you will take three 3-credit courses (9 credits total) in your final year as an undergraduate and the remaining 27 credits after as a full-time MPP student during the summer following graduation and your Plus 1 year.
As an added bonus, the MPP credits you take as an undergraduate count toward both your graduate and bachelor’s degree. All required MPP courses and select electives are held at the Center City campus in the evenings.
Capital Semester in Harrisburg or Washington DC
The Washington Semester and the Pennsylvania Capital Semester provides you an opportunity to gain valuable career experience in the nation’s capital, while remaining a full-time student. If you are accepted into the 4 Plus 1 accelerated degree program, your MPP internship requirement is fulfilled by your semester or summer in Washington/Harrisburg by registering for PLCY 5085. In addition, if you participate in the Capital Semester program, you must make up the required MPP course you would take at Temple during your Plus 1 year.
To learn more about this accelerated degree offering, please visit the Public Policy Accelerated Degree Admissions page to learn more about graduate program requirements, dates and deadlines and instructions on how to apply.