Accelerated B.A./M.A Program
This program allows outstanding undergraduates to begin the coursework for the Master of Arts in Political Science during their senior year. Students are encouraged to begin planning to enter the Accelerated B.A./M.A. program early in their undergraduate career, in consultation with their advisor in the Department of Political Science.
Working with the undergraduate and graduate academic coordinators, undergraduates selected into this program begin a carefully tailored course of study which will allow them to complete their B.A. degree while they also begin the coursework toward their M.A.
To apply, students should have a minimum 3.25 grade point average, and must submit two reference letters and a copy of their transcript to the Political Science department. Exceptions to the minimum GPA will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Each applicant will complete an interview with the graduate academic coordinator in political science.
Students must also apply to the Graduate School for “combination senior” status, which allows them to take graduate courses in political science. To continue in the program past the B.A., students must apply for admission into the Graduate School and into the Political Science department’s MA program.
Up to 9 hours of graduate course work may be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate programs.