Nov 30, 2023
The University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee approved a change to this program during the academic year. Please refer to the Catalog Addendum for more information.
The Department of Political Science offers a grad track option in which the student can complete a bachelor’s degree in four years, and then complete a master’s. The program is for highly motivated political science majors who have maintained at least a 3.5 GPA. Students should apply during their junior year to this program.
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.
Admitted students will take 6 graduate hours during their senior year, which will count first toward the bachelor’s degree and then be transferred to the master’s degrees as permitted by university rules.
Admission requirements and program policies
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.
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 12 graduate hours during their senior year, which will also count toward their BA as permitted by university rules.
In lieu of two advanced undergraduate electives in the fourth year, students will take:
- PSCI 5300 - Practical Research Methods
- PSCI 5340 - Seminar in Political Science Scope and Methods
Plus one course from the following:
- PSCI 5020 - Proseminar in American Government and Politics
- PSCI 5030 - Proseminar in American Political Institutions
- PSCI 5040 - Proseminar in American Political Behavior
- PSCI 5310 - Proseminar in Political Theory
- PSCI 5320 - Quantitative Political Research Methods
- PSCI 5370 - Writing, Advocacy and Communication
- PSCI 5610 - Proseminar in Comparative Government
- PSCI 5810 - Proseminar in International Relations
- PSCI 5900 - Special Problems
See Political Science, BA for the remainder of the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.