Saint Louis University

Public Administration Bridge Program

Complete Your Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's in Public Administration at SLU

The accelerated bachelor's to master's program in public administration (BA/MPA) is offered through a collaboration with the School for Professional Studies and the Department of Political Science. It's designed to give students a foundation in public administration theory as well as the operation and management of public organizations and agencies, and to increase their ability to direct the work of others. If you're looking for online courses in public administration, this program could be a great option for you. 

Upon completion of the accelerated public administration degree, students will be prepared to obtain responsible administrative, supervisory and leadership positions in today's public and non-profit environments. If you're considering a public administration degree program in St. Louis, learn more about the options available at Saint Louis University.

Students in the BA/MPA program will earn a bachelor's degree in either criminal justice & security management or organizational studies with a minor in public administration through the School for Professional Studies. The 15 credit hour minor will be applied to courses toward their graduate degree saving students time and money.

All courses offered through Saint Louis University School for Professional Studies are in an accelerated format designed for busy adults, with online, evening and weekend classes.

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Application Requirements
All potential students must apply directly to and be accepted into the School for Professional Studies (SPS) in order to enroll in the program. Once admitted to SPS, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the major, minor/certificate, and master's-level coursework in order to register for the PPS courses and advance in the Public Administration Bridge Program. Per the current MPA standards, no course in the minor is accepted toward the master's degree if the student receives a letter grade below "B". Students in their senior year at SPS are required to meet with the graduate advisor of the Public Administration program before submitting their application.

To learn more about this program and our online courses in public administration, please contact us using the form on this page or give us a call at 1-800-734-6736.

Courses for Public Administration Bridge Program

Bachelor's in Public Administration
General Studies Core
credit hours:
48
Organizational Studies Major or Criminal Justice & Security Management Major
credit hours:
45
Public Administration Minor
credit hours:
15
General Electives
credit hours:
13
Bachelor's in Public Administration total:
121
Masters in Public Administration
PPS 5300
3
-
Electives
15
 
Available electives include subjects such as criminal justice policy, program evaluation, public policy analysis, finance, organizational psychology and health and social policy.
-
Internship or In-Service Project
3
Master's in Public Administration credit hours:
24
total credit hours:
145

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