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Combined Bachelor's/ Master's Program

Political Science

Through our popular accelerated program, qualified undergraduates can earn their bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in international relations in just five years.

This rigorous program develops principled graduates who are prepared to offer innovative solutions to the political problems confronting our world. Guided by the University’s mercy mission, students focus on promoting justice and solidarity among our global community.

Combined bachelor’s/master’s programs are designed for the University’s highly motivated and academically talented undergraduates, with a recommended GPA of 3.30 or higher. Undergraduates complete the application process by Feb. 15 of their junior year.

Undergraduates who are conditionally accepted into the master’s program may take four graduate courses (12 credits) during their senior year. Of these 12 credits, six are applied to the undergraduate degree. Final program acceptance is contingent upon successful completion of the bachelor’s degree and the four graduate courses in the senior year.

Students interested in the combined bachelor’s/master’s program should inform their appropriate undergraduate advisor and meet with the graduate program director during the first semester of their junior year