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Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degrees

The Political Science (B.A.) offers two options:

  • Political Science (B.A.)/Journalism (M.A.)
  • Political Science (B.A.)/Secondary Education Social Sciences (M.Ed.)

Political Science (BA)/Journalism (MA)

Students with junior status who have earned a 3.25 grade point average (GPA) in their major courses and 3.0 cumulative GPA are eligible to apply to the program.  Applicants must submit the following to the Graduate Admission office by May 1:

  • B.A./M.A. Combined Degree Program Application
  • Official undergraduate transcript
  • Statement of purpose (750 words) explaining why the student is seeking admission to the program
  • A writing sample or project that demonstrates the applicant’s journalism ability
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors in the Political Science Department

Students are encouraged to complete PSC 315 and PSC 321 during their junior or senior year.  Also in their senior year, students shall complete twelve graduate credit hours of Journalism coursework which will fulfill undergraduate open electives.  Students admitted to the program must earn a grade of B or better in each of these three graduate courses.  If a student fails to meet the GPA requirement, they will not be allowed to continue as a graduate student in the program.

Students can defer their graduate admission for one year.  If students do not matriculate after completing their B.A. degrees, or within the one year deferral period, the graduate courses taken as undergraduate students will no longer count towards the graduate degree and students must re-apply for admission to the graduate program in Journalism.

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