Combined BA/MPA in Criminal Justice Program

This combined degree is a Bachelor of Arts with a major in criminal justice and Master of Public Administration. Application to the graduate portion of the program is made after the fifth semester (at completion of 75 credit hours, 45 of which have been completed at GW with a grade-point average of 3.5). Students must be accepted for the graduate portion of the combined degree prior to the start of the seventh semester.

All requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in the field of criminal justice are to be completed, with the following required courses in public administration taken during the fourth year: PPPA 6000, 6001, 6002, 6003, and 6005. During the fifth year, PPPA 6004, 6006 and 6009 plus three courses in one of any concentrations in public administration and two electives, must be completed. A total of 40 credits taken must be specifically applied to the MPA, but 12 of those credits are "double counted" toward the student's BA in criminal justice as well.

It will be necessary for students to conform to the established requirements for completing an application for the combined degree. However, submitting GRE scores is optional and not required for combined degree students.