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:

Research Paper3
Total Credit Hours37

Specific Requirements for the Program

Required Courses
PUBP 6001Introduction to Public Policy1
PUBP 6010Ethics, Epistemology, and Public Policy3
PUBP 6112Research Design in Policy Science 13
PUBP 3130Research Methods and Problem Solving3
PUBP 6114Applied Policy Methods and Data Analysis3
PUBP 6116Microeconomics for Policy Analysis3
PUBP 6118Public Finance Policy3
PUBP 62103
Select one of the following:3
Organization Theory
Public Management
Policy Implementation and Administration
Concentration 26
Total Credit Hours31

Contact the BS PP program director for further information.