Undergraduate Fast-Track Master's Program

The Fast-Track program allows any UConn undergraduate student to take graduate-level coursework towards a master’s degree in public administration (MPA), public policy (MPP), or survey research (MASR).

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Program Details

What are the MPA, MPP and MASR?

Each of our degrees are interested in advancing the common good through policies and programs.

  • Master of Public Administration (MPA) focuses on the leadership and management skills necessary to implement policies and programs.
  • Master of Public Policy (MPP) focuses on the analytic and quantitative skills necessary to design, analyze and evaluate policies and programs.
  • Master of Arts in Survey Research (MASR) focuses on the innovative skills and instruments necessary to create and manage policy and program data.

How Does the Fast-Track Work?

  • In consultation with their Fast-Track Advisor, students select coursework that meets programmatic requirements and fits their schedule.
  • Fast-Tracks can take up to four PP graduate-level courses a semester at no additional cost to their undergraduate tuition.
  • PP graduate-level courses can be used towards the 120-credits needed to complete a bachelor's degree.
  • Students can apply as early as their sophomore year, with students taking coursework once they reach junior standing.

When are courses offered?

  • MPA and MPP coursework is offered in Storrs and Hartford once a week. Hartford coursework is offered from 4:00 - 6:30pm or 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Storrs coursework is offered from 5:00 - 7:30pm.
  • MASR coursework is offered asynchronously and online. Students can complete their coursework when it fits their schedule as long as they meet pre-determined deadlines.

Why Join The Fast-Track?

Our School

  • Our students share a commitment to public service and creating positive outcomes in their communities.
  • We have students from a wide range of majors.
  • Students in the Honors Program, in multiple majors and minors, and even those graduating early are in our classrooms!
  • Throughout the semester Fast-Track students are welcome to attend School events.
  • Students have the opportunity to engage with an alumni network of over 1,300 with alums in the public, nonprofit and private sectors.

Save Time and Money

  • MASR
    • Complete up to 12 credits towards a 30 credit degree.
    • Students can complete their master's degree for less than $15,000 while completing their remaining 18-credits.
  • MPA and MPP
    • Complete up to one year of a two-year master's degree.
    • Earn enough credits to be eligible for the Internship and Professional Practice (IPP) Program during your one-year after undergrad. The IPP comes with a tuition scholarship, medical benefits and a stipend.

Meet Your Career Outcomes

  • MASR students can pursue a general track or a track in Media and Communication Campaigns.
  • MPA and MPP students can tailor their degrees through focus area (electives) to address specific interests in areas including, but not limited to:
Environmental Sustainability

Healthcare Management


Nonprofit Management

State and Local Management

Social Policy

Survey Research

Public Financial Management

Public Policy, Diversity, and Inclusion

Urban Planning


    For more information about the Fast-Track program, please submit our online Information Request Form and a member of our team will contact you.