Accelerated BA/MA Program in Political Science
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 the 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
To apply, students must 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.
Each applicant will complete an interview with the graduate academic coordinator in
Students must also apply to the Graduate School for the Accelerated B.A./M.A. program,
which allows them to take graduate courses in Political Science. To continue in the
program past the B.A., students must apply for full admission into the Graduate School
and into the Political Science department's M.A. program. Up to 9 hours of graduate
course work may be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. However,
any graduate coursework will not apply toward the undergraduate GPA.
Application for combination senior form
Application for BA/MA Program in Political Science