The Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy offers a variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students are able to benefit from academic and experiential learning opportunities in the Capital Region and beyond to develop a strong foundation for careers in the public, non-profit and private sectors as well as careers in teaching and research.


Political Science BA | +MIA Option | +MPA Option | +MA Option |

Political Science BA | +MIA Option | +MPA Option | +MA Option |

International Affairs MIA | Partially Online |

International Affairs MIA | Partially Online |

Political Science MA

Combined Bachelor's and Master's 

You can combine a Political Science BA and Public Policy and Management BA with a master’s in political science (MA), public administration (MPA) or international affairs (MIA) at Rockefeller through our highly competitive and highly ranked graduate programs. These programs enable you to continue your studies at Rockefeller College and complete our nationally ranked MPA program or our MA and MIA programs by taking graduate coursework as an undergraduate student and accelerating your master’s degree.

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Combine Any Bachelor’s Program on Left With Master’s Program on Right



Political Science

Political Science (MA)

Public Policy

International Affairs (MIA)


Public Administration (MPA)




Combined Program Admission Requirements

The combined program is highly competitive. In order for your application to be reviewed, you must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher, have completed 56 total credits hours toward your BA, and have received a grade of B or higher in two quantitative courses (MPA & MIA). The best time to apply is during your junior year. The department accepts applications for both the fall and spring semesters.


Application Deadlines
  • Spring: December 1
  • Fall: February 1 (priority) & April 1 (secondary)

Please contact Rockefeller's Director of Undergraduate Student Services Zakhar Berkovich ([email protected], Humanities B-16) to assess your eligibility for the program.


Application Materials
  • Completed Degree Application
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate work to date
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • 1-2 page statement of background and goals
  • Resume
  • $75 application fee

Note: GRE not required for admission

Combined Programs With Other Institutions

Rockefeller College offers combined BA/MPA/MIA programs with other institutions. These programs give outstanding undergraduate students the opportunity to join Rockefeller's nationally ranked MPA program before graduation.



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