Accelerated Master of Public Policy

accelerated MPP

Accelerated Impact

Our Accelerated Master of Public Policy allows current UVA undergraduates from any major outside of Batten to earn both a bachelor’s degree and Master of Public Policy in a total of five years of coursework.

The program’s core curriculum builds a strong foundation in the concepts, methods and strategies of policy analysis, while electives give students the opportunity to gain substantive experience in their areas of passion.

The vertex of the program is an Applied Policy Project that challenges students to perform a professional-quality study for a real-world client. For the truly vigorous, it may even lead to a post-graduation position.

Eligible Applicants:

Students with 90 undergraduate credits prior to their fourth year, regardless of major

Admissions Contact:

Anne Carter Mulligan
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Application dates:

Opening: October 1, 2020
Deadline: January 15, 2021

many backgrounds

Many backgrounds. One ethos.

Batten strives to be a community where intolerance is not tolerated, prejudice is rejected, and public service is an expectation.

Mayura Iyer

Alum Spotlight: Mayura Iyer (MPP '16)

Mayura Iyer’s passion for education policy and social justice have taken her through the D.C. public school system, Teach for America, and the pages of Rolling Stone. Now, as a teacher of 11th grade U.S. History, she hopes to gain hands-on experience in the communities she’ll one day serve.