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Accelerated M.A. Option

The Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD) is proud to announce a new accelerated (one-year, full-time) Master of Arts (M.A.) option in the following OLPD program tracks beginning in Summer 2015:

What Is the Accelerated M.A.?

The accelerated M.A. is a full-time M.A. degree in OLPD designed specifically for graduate students who wish to complete an M.A. program within a shorter time frame and can devote a year to full-time study. Unlike our established M.A. program, which begins in the fall semester (typically in September), students admitted into the new accelerated M.A. program begin their full-time studies in summer (typically in July). In consultation with their faculty advisers, students continue to take a full-time course load in both the fall and spring semesters in order to graduate in May.

Program Highlights

How to Apply

The one-year M.A. option requires students to begin in the summer semester. See information on admission requirements and how to apply.

The deadline to apply to any of the OLPD accelerated M.A. program tracks for fall 2018 is February 1, 2018.


Questions regarding the admissions process, admissions documents, or general information about the program contact:

Jeremy Hernandez
Coordinator of Graduate Studies

Questions regarding a specific program track or course content should be directed to the program coordinator:

Gerry Fry
Coordinator, Comparative and International Development Education Programs

Katie Pekel
Coordinator, Education Policy and Leadership Programs

David R. Johnson
Coordinator, Evaluation Studies Programs

Karen Miksch
Coordinator, Higher Education Programs

Revised October 18, 2017


Applications are due February 1 for 2018 Fall semester start.

Fall semester start only.

Admission requirements

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