The B.A./M.A. Program

The B.A./M.A. joint degree program allows students to apply credit jointly to a B.A. and an M.A degree in order to complete both degrees in five years.  Students must have a 3.5 GPA at the beginning of their junior year to be eligible to apply. They must take the GRE, apply to the graduate program of the department at the beginning of their junior year, and be admitted.

Students in the program are allowed to count four courses toward both the B.A. and M.A. degrees.  They must fulfill all distribution requirements for the undergraduate degree in the College of Arts and Sciences and all requirements for the B.A. and M.A. in politics.

Students interested in the B.A./M.A. program should contact Department Chair Dr. Dennis Coyle, or Undergraduate Coordinator Dr. Matthew Green, by the beginning of their junior year to develop a possible program of study. Once a program has been drawn up, it must be formally approved by the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and the department. Students then apply to the graduate program.