Public Administration Dual Degrees

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In addition to the standalone Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree, we offer dual degree options with the following programs:

In the dual degree programs, the required courses for one degree program serve as elective courses in the second program, which the number of credits required for each of the degrees.

Any student interested in any of the following dual degrees must apply and be admitted to both programs. If you’ve already started one of the two master’s programs, you can work toward a dual degree by applying and being accepted to the other program. For more information about each of the dual degree programs, see below.

MPA & MBA Dual Degree

A dual-degree program with the Eastern Washington University Master of Business Administration is available through which one can obtain both an MPA degree and an MBA degree. In this program of study, required courses for one degree program serve as elective courses in the second program, thereby reducing the number of credits required for each of the degrees.

Any student interested in this dual degree must apply and be admitted to both the Master of Public Administration and the on-campus Master of Business Administration Programs. Individuals who have already started one of the two master’s programs can work toward the MPA/MBA by qualifying for admission to the other program.

Students must complete 80 credit hours of coursework in addition to those background courses which are prerequisite to either graduate degree program. The average progress requires about eight quarters of full-time study to complete both degrees.


For more information about the MPA, contact:

Courtney Jensen, PhD
Associate Professor and MPA Director
P: 509.828.1231
E: cejensen@ewu.edu

For more information about the MBA, contact:

Lorene Winters
MBA Program Coordinator
P: 509.828.1232
E: lwinters@ewu.edu

MPA & MSW Dual Degree

A dual-degree program is available through which one can obtain both a Master of Public Administration degree and a Master of Social Work degree. In this program of study, required courses for one degree program serve as elective courses in the second program, thereby reducing the number of credits required for each of the degrees.

Any student interested in this dual degree must apply and be admitted to both the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Social Work Programs. Individuals who have already started one of the two master’s programs can work toward the MPA/MSW by qualifying for admission to the other program.

The number of credits needed to graduate with the MPA/MSW dual degree is at least 118 for students in the two-year MSW program and 79 credits for students in the advanced standing MSW program. The dual-degree program can be completed in eight to nine full-time quarters by students in the two-year MSW program and in six quarters by students in the advanced standing program.


For more information on the courses required for the MPA, contact:

Courtney Jensen, PhD
Associate Professor and MPA Director
P: 509.828.1231
E: cejensen@ewu.edu

For more information on the courses required for the MSW, contact:

Timothy Hilton, PhD
MSW Director
P: 509.359.6832
E: thilton@ewu.edu

MPA & MURP Dual Degree

A dual-degree program with the Eastern Washington University Master of Urban and Regional Planning Program is available through which one can obtain both an MPA degree and an MURP degree. In this program of study, required courses for one degree program serve as elective courses in the second program, thereby reducing the number of credits required for each of the degrees.

Any student interested in this dual degree must apply and be admitted to both the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Urban and Regional Planning Programs. Individuals who have already started one of the two master’s programs can work toward the MPA/MURP by qualifying for admission to the other program.

Admitted students must complete 91 credits to earn both degrees. The complete policy on the MPA/MURP is available in both program offices and in the Graduate Studies Office. Only one admission fee is required for students applying to both programs.  Eight quarters of full-time study are typically needed to complete both degrees.


For information on the required MPA courses, contact:

Courtney Jensen, PhD
Associate Professor and MPA Director
P: 509.828.1231
E: cejensen@ewu.edu

For information on the required MURP courses, contact:

Kerry Brooks, PhD
Professor and URP Director
P: 509.828.1230
E: kbrooks@ewu.edu