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3+(Allied) Programs: Politics (B.A.)/M.S. in Public Policy and Management

3+(Allied) Programs: Politics (B.A.)/M.S. in Public Policy and Management

3+2 master's program

3+2 master’s program in public policy and management with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), one of the world’s top public affairs graduate schools.

  • Three years at Messiah working toward a B.A. in politics followed by two years at CMU to receive a M.S. in public policy and management.
  • For more information about the 3+ program with CMU, contact Paul Rego, chair of Messiah's department of politics.

The math is simple with Messiah College's 3+ programs

Three years towards a bachelor’s degree at Messiah College

+ additional study at a partner institution


= an undergraduate and graduate degree in an accelerated time frame

These 3+ academic programs, also known as "allied programs," provide motivated students with the opportunity to streamline their undergraduate and advanced degrees in a variety of programs like pharmacy, occupational therapy, and public policy.

Messiah has partnered with prestigious institutions like Thomas Jefferson University, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of the Sciences to offer these 3+ programs.