Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program

Public Policy MPP

About the Public Policy MPP Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree at Loyola

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s programs allow full-time students to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree in just five years. Learn more about the Public Policy MPP Master's degree and eligible undergraduate Bachelor's degrees below.

Public Policy MPP Graduate Program

Job growth, affordable housing, educational reform, and environmental protection would not be possible without experts in public policy. This program prepares you to become a public policy professional who can tackle complex systemic challenges and leverage data to make change without losing sight of the individuals who make up communities.

Eligible Undergraduate Programs

  • Environmental Policy BA
  • Environmental Science BS
  • Environmental Studies BA
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Curriculum and Program Outcomes

Loyola’s extensive course catalog will always house the latest Public Policy MPP Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's program course information, including degree requirements, course descriptions, prerequisite requirements, available concentrations, and more.

Additionally, this resource will provide learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Step By Step: Chart Your Accelerated Degree Path

  1. Explore options in undergraduate years one and two. Connect with your academic and career advisors and chart a two-year schedule to establish the best path toward your degrees.

  2. Apply in undergraduate year three. Students applying to an Accelerated Bachelors/Masters program will experience a slightly different application process. Please review the application requirements below for process information and required supporting materials. Loyola students do not need to submit official transcripts. Start your application here.

  3. Begin graduate course work. In undergraduate year four, you will take both undergraduate and graduate courses and complete your bachelor's degree.

  4. Complete your graduate course work in year five. Graduate with your master's degree.

Please note that transfer students may have a slightly different timeline. Transfer students who are juniors may apply at the end of their second semester.

Application Requirements

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Environmental Policy BA/Public Policy MPP are listed below. Please keep in mind that both the application and the required materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Fall: Rolling admission

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Environmental Policy BA/Public Policy MPP include:

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

  • 3.0 Minimum GPA

  • 3.5 Minimum Major GPA

  • Statement of Purpose

Course Requirements

Please view the Environmental Policy BA/Public Policy MPP Academic Catalog page for important curriculum information, including recommended course sequencing.

Statement of Purpose Details

Please write a brief statement describing your academic and research interests as well as your professional goals.

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Environmental Science BS/Public Policy MPP are listed below. Please keep in mind that both the application and the required materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Fall: Rolling admission

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Environmental Science BS/Public Policy MPP include:

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

  • 3.5 Minimum GPA

  • 3.5 Minimum Major GPA

  • Statement of Purpose

Course Requirements

Please view the Environmental Science BS/Public Policy MPP Academic Catalog page for important curriculum information, including recommended course sequencing.

Statement of Purpose Details

Please write a brief statement describing your academic and research interests as well as your professional goals.

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Environmental Studies BA/Public Policy MPP are listed below. Please keep in mind that both the application and the required materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Fall: Rolling admission

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Environmental Studies BA/Public Policy MPP include:

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

  • 3.5 Minimum Major GPA

  • Statement of Purpose

Course Requirements

Please view the Environmental Studies BA/Public Policy MPP Academic Catalog page for important curriculum information, including recommended course sequencing.

Statement of Purpose Details

Please write a brief statement describing your academic and research interests as well as your professional goals.

Start Your Application

Applying online to the accelerated program is a swift, uncomplicated, and cost-free process. After submission, you can proceed to send and upload any additional requirements.

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