BS/MS in Public Policy
The School of Public Policy offers a BS/MS program for students enrolled in the undergraduate program who demonstrate an interest in and ability for additional education beyond the BS degree.
Students in the BS/MS program remain undergraduates until they meet requirements for the undergraduate degree, at which point they receive their BS degree and change to graduate status. Students are eligible to apply for the program after completion of 30 semester credit hours at Georgia Tech (i.e., at the end of their first year), and if they show appropriate progress in their degree program thereafter. Admissions decisions will be based on GPA and judgments of the faculty who have served as advisors or instructors. Continuation in the program requires the student to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in public policy courses. Students participating in this program will be eligible for the six semester credit-hour Graduate Course Option, which allows students completing both the bachelor's and master's in the same discipline to use up to 6 credit hours of graduate-level coursework in the major discipline for both degrees.
The graduate-level credits required in the BS/MS Program are usually as follows:
|Total Credit Hours||37|
Specific Requirements for the Program
|PUBP 6001||Introduction to Public Policy||1|
|PUBP 6010||Ethics and the Policy Profession||3|
|PUBP 6112||Research Design in Policy Science 1||3|
|PUBP 3130||Research Methods and Problem Solving||3|
|PUBP 6114||Applied Policy Methods and Data Analysis||3|
|PUBP 6116||Microeconomic Analysis in Public Policymaking||3|
|PUBP 6118||Public Finance Policy||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Policy Implementation and Administration|
|Total Credit Hours||31|
Contact the BS PP program director for further information.