3+ Partner Program: Politics (B.A.)/M.S. in Public Policy and Management at Messiah University
The math is simple with Messiah University's 3+ partner programs
Three years towards a bachelor’s degree at Messiah University
+ additional study at a partner institution
= an undergraduate and graduate degree in an accelerated time frame
3+2 master’s program in public policy and management with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
This accelerated program option will provide you the opportunity to streamline your undergraduate and advanced degrees. If you are interested in pursuing this option, you should enter Messiah University as a politics and international relations major, and plan on working for three years at Messiah toward a B.A. in politics and international relations. Then, in the fall of your junior year, if qualified, you may apply for acceptance to study for two years at Carnegie Mellon University, one of the world's top public affairs graduate schools, to additionally receive an M.S. in public policy and management.
(Note: acceptance into the Carnegie Mellon University program is not guaranteed. However, if not accepted into the 3+ program, students may continue toward completion of their B.A. in politics and international relations at Messiah University.)
For more information about the 3+ partner program with CMU, contact Paul Rego, chair of Messiah's Department of Politics and International Relations.