2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (June 2012) 
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2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (June 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

B.S. in Political Science and Public Administration to Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) Articulation

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Walden University’s advanced undergraduate political science and public administration students are eligible to take select graduate courses as part of their undergraduate degree program completion. Upon admission to the associated graduate program, these courses may then be applied to Walden’s Master of Public Health, M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, or Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) programs.


To help ensure student success, the following requirements have been established:

  • The student must be in good standing with the university.
  • The student must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or better to be eligible to register for the above courses.
  • The student must have completed all general education and core requirements of the Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Administration.

Note: Students are advised to consult the Walden University Student Handbook and contact a member of the Academic Advising Team for more information regarding the Accelerate Into Master’s (A.I.M.) program.


All graduate courses are taken as electives and must be selected from the list below.

Note: The courses outlined in the Accelerate Into Master’s (A.I.M.) program are 12 weeks in length and are only offered in September, December, March, and June.

Choose up to five of the following courses for the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program:

Articulation Requirements

Walden University students who have successfully completed Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) courses and who are graduating (or have graduated) from the B.S. in Political Science and Public Administration program are invited to apply to the Master of Public Administration program (M.P.A.). Upon acceptance to Walden’s Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, up to five courses can be applied to degree completion requirements.

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