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.
See our current 4+1 students.