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This combined program allows undergraduate Sociology majors to enter the Master of Public Service Program at the beginning of their senior year. This enables students to receive their Sociology undergraduate degree and a Master of Public Service & Administration graduate degree in five years.

This combined program is offered through a collaboration between the Department of Sociology and the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Five-Year Program: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology + Master of Public Service & Administration Program Requirements


To be considered for the five-year combined degree program, Sociology students must have a minimum 3.25 GPA.

You also must have completed 102 of the 120 hours of course work required to receive a bachelor’s degree. These courses must include all of the:

  • Specific prerequisites for a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology
  • Courses required by the College of Arts & Sciences and by Texas A&M University for an undergraduate degree.

If you are interested in this program, contact an academic advisor for more information.

Undergraduate Degrees in Sociology

Explore a wide range of social topics and issues with an undergraduate degree in Sociology. Both the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) programs provide a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills needed to address real-world social issues and problems.

Some courses include hands-on service-learning opportunities that connect service and/or research in the community with course material.

For Sociology majors seeking to enter applied fields, we have a highly praised internship program that offers practical experience in community nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and businesses. Students accepted into our honors program have opportunities to work one-on-one with professors engaged in sociological research.

Master of Public Service and Administration

The Master of Public Service & Administration (MPSA) program develops principled leaders for the public and nonprofit sectors, providing students the tools and knowledge they will need in order to perform effectively and ethically in a time when public servants face new and increased challenges.

The MPSA program is fully accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration. The curriculum provides students with general knowledge and analytical skills in management, leadership, policy analysis and research methods.

MPSA students have ample opportunities to engage in public service and to develop leadership skills through:

  • Interaction with high-level public leaders
  • Real-world consulting projects
  • Student organizations
  • The Bush School's Public Service Leadership Program

MPSA graduates leave the Bush School ready to make a difference, whether they choose to work in government, non-profit organizations or the private sector.