Accelerated Master of Public Policy

Accelerated MPP
Applied Policy Projects

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:

UVA students with a major outside Batten who will have 90 credits and will have successfully completed and earned a C or higher in ECON 2010 (or equivalent) and calculus (MATH 1190, 1210, or 1310; APMA 1090; or any more advanced or equivalent calculus) by Aug 1, 2024.

Admissions Contact:

Anne Carter Mulligan Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Application dates:

Opens: November 1, 2023 Priority Deadline: January 19, 2024 Second Deadline: rolling until class is filled

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.