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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science, BA with grad track option leading to Political Science, MA


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The Department of Political Science offers a grad-track pathway in which the student can complete a Bachelor’s Degree in four years, and then earn a master’s degree in the fifth year. This is for highly motivated political science majors who have maintained at least a 3.5 GPA. Students must apply to this program by their junior year. Admitted students will take twelve graduate hours during their senior year, which can count both toward their bachelor’s and master’s degrees as permitted by university rules. 

Undergraduate students who have been accepted to a grad track pathway option must complete all of their bachelor’s degree requirements and graduate within 12 months of the first day of the semester for which they were admitted to the accelerated program or enrollment in graduate level course work may be suspended. 

Admission requirements and program policies


Admission requirements


Students are eligible for acceptance at the end of their junior year, upon completion of 75 undergraduate hours, including:

Submission of GRE scores is not required.

For students in the UNT Honors College, admission to the graduate program is guaranteed for students who satisfy these requirements.

Program policies


Undergraduate students who have been accepted to a grad track pathway option must complete all of their bachelor’s degree requirements and graduate within 12 months of the first day of the semester for which they were admitted to the accelerated program or enrollment in graduate level course work will be suspended.

Admitted students will take twelve graduate hours during their senior year, which will also count toward their BA as permitted by university rules.

Program requirements


In lieu of 4 advanced undergraduate electives in the fourth year, students will take:

  • PSCI 5340 - Seminar in Political Science Scope and Methods
  • PSCI 6320 - Quantitative Political Research Methods

Plus two courses from the following:

  • PSCI 5310 - Proseminar in Political Theory
  • PSCI 5610 - Proseminar in Comparative Government
  • PSCI 6000 - Research Seminar
  • PSCI 6900 - Special Problems

See the BA with a major in political science  for the remainder of the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

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