4+1 Program (Dual Degree Program)


Explore the 4+1 Program

Do you want to earn credit towards a master’s (M.A.) degree in Political Science while still finishing your undergraduate (B.A.) degree? The 4+1 program may be just the option for you.

Designed for high-achieving GSU undergraduate students majoring in Political Science, the 4+1 program allows students to complete both their B.A. and M.A. degrees in just five years. You will be able to take graduate-level courses during your senior year.

To be considered for admission to the 4+1 program, undergraduate Political Science majors must:

  • Have a 3.5 GPA or higher.
  • Completed 90-100 hours of coursework.
  • Completed POLS 3800 (Research Methods).

Good news for students on the HOPE Scholarship. The HOPE Scholarship can apply — which is at the undergraduate rate — your first year of graduate study.

For more information or to apply, contact Dr. Michael Evans.

See our current 4+1 students.