Special Programs

Accelerated Master's Program
On the Bloomington campus, the Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) allows exceptional undergraduate SPEA students to earn both their undergraduate degree and a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) or Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) within an accelerated time frame (generally five years).

Participation in this program may allow the student to fulfill some graduate program requirements during their senior or fourth year. Depending upon the path chosen, some graduate courses may count for both graduate and undergraduate degree requirements. For additional information, including major specific requirements, students should meet with their undergraduate academic advisor.

Students wishing to participate in the AMP must meet these minimum requirements:
  • Have a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.500 for the MPA or 3.000 for the MSES.
  • Earn at least 96 credit hours in the undergraduate degree before AMP start, including specified courses in the major (see undergraduate advising for major specific requirements).
  • Complete the undergraduate internship prior to AMP start, and if a SPEA honors student, complete the honors thesis requirement.
  • Satisfy all undergraduate general education, minors, and/or certificate requirements before AMP start.
  • Complete an academic advising planning session and statement of academic intent prior to the beginning of junior or third year (at least one year prior to intended AMP start).

On the Indianapolis campus the Accelerated Master’s Program (A.M.P.) is a competitive program for outstanding SPEA students. Students may apply to the Master of Public Affairs (M.P.A.) or the Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Public Safety (M.S.C.J.P.S.) programs early in their junior year.

Information on the Accelerated Master's Program can be found on the SPEA-IUPUI bulletin at

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