Fast Track Your Degree

DelVal students have the unique opportunity to fast track a master’s degree in Public Policy and begin their graduate coursework while still an undergraduate.  Known as the 4+1 Program, students are able to take graduate courses and use them to fulfill their undergraduate free electives. The cost of these courses is covered under your regular undergraduate tuition, which allows you to save both time and money in earning your graduate degree

The Public Policy master's degree emphasizes the development of critical thinking, advocacy, analytical, and communication skills. The degree prepares students to work as effective advocates, analysts, and leaders in government, community organizations, private business, and nonprofit organizations. The MPP program blends in-depth study with practical, hands-on experience in both the classroom and community.  If you want to help shape policy and address food security, climate change, environmental, conservation and community development issues through a social justice lens, consider learning more about this exciting Master’s degree. 

The program is academically rigorous. We invite high performing DelVal students from any major to apply for this accelerated path to earning your Master of Public Policy.

How to get started

Contact Dr. Tanya Casas (, Academic Director or Dr. Terry Jackson (, Administrative Director to set up a time to discuss the program. DelVal students should apply during their junior year of study.