Undergraduate Fast-Track Master's Program

The Fast-Track program allows any UConn undergraduate student to take graduate-level coursework towards a master’s degree in public administration (MPA), public policy (MPP), or survey research (MASR).


Program Details

What are the MPA, MPP and MASR?

Each of our degrees are interested in advancing the common good through policies and programs.

  • Master of Public Administration (MPA) focuses on the leadership and management skills necessary to implement policies and programs.
  • Master of Public Policy (MPP) focuses on the analytic and quantitative skills necessary to design, analyze and evaluate policies and programs.
  • Master of Arts in Survey Research (MASR) focuses on the innovative skills and instruments necessary to create and manage policy and program data.

How Does the Fast-Track Work?

  • In consultation with their Fast-Track Advisor, students select coursework that meets programmatic requirements and fits their schedule.
  • Fast-Tracks can take up to four PP graduate-level courses a semester at no additional cost to their undergraduate tuition.
  • PP graduate-level courses can be used towards the 120-credits needed to complete a bachelor's degree.
  • Students can apply as early as their sophomore year, with students taking coursework once they reach junior standing.

When are courses offered?

  • MPA and MPP coursework is offered in Storrs and Hartford once a week. Hartford coursework is offered from 4:00 - 6:30pm or 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Storrs coursework is offered from 5:00 - 7:30pm.
  • MASR coursework is offered asynchronously and online. Students can complete their coursework when it fits their schedule as long as they meet pre-determined deadlines.

Why Join The Fast-Track?

Our Department

  • Our students share a commitment to public service and creating positive outcomes in their communities.
  • We have students from a wide range of majors.
  • Students in the Honors Program, in multiple majors and minors, and even those graduating early are in our classrooms!
  • Throughout the semester Fast-Track students are welcome to attend Departmental events.
  • Students have the opportunity to engage with an alumni network of over 1,300 with alums in the public, nonprofit and private sectors.

Save Time and Money

  • MASR
    • Complete up to 12 credits towards a 30 credit degree.
    • Students can complete their master's degree for less than $15,000 while completing their remaining 18-credits.
  • MPA and MPP
    • Complete up to one year of a two-year master's degree.
    • Earn enough credits to be eligible for the Internship and Professional Practice (IPP) Program during your one-year after undergrad. The IPP comes with a tuition scholarship, medical benefits and a stipend.

Meet Your Career Outcomes

  • MASR students can pursue a general track or a track in Media and Communication Campaigns.
  • MPA and MPP students can tailor their degrees through focus area (electives) to address specific interests in areas including, but not limited to:
Environmental Sustainability

Healthcare Management

Law

Nonprofit Management

State and Local Management

Social Policy

Survey Research

Public Financial Management

Public Policy, Diversity, and Inclusion

Urban Planning

    Contacts

    For more information about the Fast-Track program, please submit our online Information Request Form and a member of our team will contact you.