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Government and Politics, Bachelor of Arts / Master of Arts

144 Credits
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Queens Campus, Staten Island Campus

Overview

The combined baccalaureate and master’s program in government and politics is designed to provide highly-motivated students with the opportunity to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years of full-time study.

Students in the program may elect a thesis or non-thesis option. Those in the thesis track matriculate for a total of 144 credits (33 on the graduate level), including six credits of GOV 900 (Master’s Research). Those electing the non-thesis option complete a total of 144 credits (33 on the graduate level), including six credits of graduate departmental coursework in lieu of GOV 900.

After completion of the requirements for the B.A., students enroll full time in graduate courses for the fifth year of the combined degree program. For specific requirements, please contact the department chair.

Department Contact

Diane J. Heith, Ph.D., Chair
Government and Politics
St. John Hall 234E
718-990-6329
heithd@stjohns.edu

Admission

Please see the requirement chart for the academic progression criteria in this dual degree program.

Students should apply for admission to the combined BA/MA program during the second semester of their sophomore year, in consultation with the department chair. Qualifying students have completed at least 60 credits of undergraduate work with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and at least 12 credits of government and politics courses with an index of 3.5. Students are expected to maintain grades commensurate with the requirements for entry into this combined degree program while matriculated.

Dean Contacts

Laura Schramm, Ph.D., Associate Dean
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
St. John Hall 145
schramml@stjohns.edu

Molly Mann, M.L.S., Assistant Dean
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
St. John Hall 145
718-990-1443
mannm2@stjohns.edu