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Joint MPA/IR

Time to Compete

Students in the joint MPA/MA IR degree are able to complete both master's degrees in two years of full time study. Summer (July) is still the preferred time of entry. Depending on how a student tailors their program of study and IR internship components they are able to finish both degree by May or June of their second year of study.  The two-year joint program allows students to participate in two semesters away from campus (summer and fall of their second year) if they desire.

This unique joint degree program is accredited by the NYS Department of Education and allows student to complete two professionally oriented master's degrees in the same time frame as one traditional graduate program.  

For specific dates, please reference the Academic Calendar.