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The 4+1 accelerated Master’s program in Political Science is an expedited program of study that allows students to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Political Science in as few as 5 years.
- This is an on-campus program.
Declaring This Program
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To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
Students will follow the undergraduate curriculum for Political Science and work closely with their faculty advisor to begin taking Political Science graduate level coursework as they complete their undergraduate degree.
Students will complete no more than 15 credits as an undergraduate that will apply to both their undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Students should officially declare their intent to complete this program by their junior year and apply to the graduate program during their senior year.
Application requirements may differ from the traditional 2 year MA, which is why students need to work closely with faculty advisors and the political science graduate program director for more information and to ensure they are following the best track to complete coursework so that they only have one year after completing the undergraduate degree, to complete the graduate requirements.