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MPA/IR

Combining Maxwell's professional degrees in a powerful two-year program

The MPA/IR Program is designed to allow students to fulfill the requirements of both degrees with the completion of 58 credits in a two-year time frame.  Students may apply directly to the joint program or add the second degree once admitted.

We generally have around 20 joint MPA/IR students begin each year. Summer (July) is the preferred time of entry, with MPA/IR students launching their studies as part of the MPA entering cohort. Depending on how students tailor their program of study and IR internship components, they may able to finish both degree by May or June of their second year of study.  The joint program allows students to participate in two semesters away from campus (summer and fall of their second year) if they desire. 

More detail about this program is available on the MPA/IR Overview page.  Also see Time to Complete.