Please consult the Graduate Calendar for detailed requirements on the graduate program you are interested in.

What is an accelerated pathway?

An accelerated pathway is a “flexible and individualized” plan of graduate study for students who are in their third year of the BPAPM degree. For most pathways, graduate completed in your 4th year can count for both the BPAPM and your graduate degree. For the Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) degree, students in the Public Policy and Administration (PPA) specialization can pursue a similar pathway with graduate Public Administration (PADM) courses, and all BPAPM students are eligible for advanced standing as part of the Advanced Completion Option.

*Please note that participation in a graduate pathway does not guarantee your admission into the graduate program, but if you are admitted, your advanced standing will reduce your credit load in graduate studies and may shorten your time to completion. If you are interested, please consult both with your undergraduate advisor and the supervisor of the program you are interested in, ideally before you commence your third year of studies.

What programs have an accelerated pathway that is open to me?

Programs offered by the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management, the School of Public Policy and Administration, the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies.