IU Northwest Details New Accelerated Masters Program

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The Gary school was established in 1963. The Gary school was established in 1963.

Indiana University Northwest will launch an accelerated master of public affairs program this fall. The degree involves on-campus and online courses and it can be completed in four semesters over two years.

The 16 weeks-worth of courses each semester will be grouped into two, eight-week sessions. IU Northwest says the program will prepare graduates for managerial or administrative work in fields including civil service, government, public or private sectors, law enforcement, probations, corrections, hospitals and healthcare organizations, non-profits, policy implementation-focused areas.

Assistant to the Director of Graduate Programs and Outreach Dawn Samson says "IU Northwest's traditional MPA program requires more credit hours than other programs because of the degree's level of specialization. While this makes an IU Northwest MPA a highly sought-after credential, it can also make it difficult for working professionals to complete their degree in a timely manner."

Students enrolling much have a bachelor's degree with an incoming grade point average of at least 3.0 or a qualifying GRE score. You can read more about the program by clicking here.

Editor's Note: A previous version mistakenly identified the school as "IU Northeast" in the headline.

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