The College of Professional Studies and the Graduate Division of
Arts and Sciences offer an intensive, accelerated, combined degree
program leading to the B.S. in Journalism and the M.A. in
Government and Politics within five years of full-time study.
Qualified undergraduate students who have completed 60 credits
at the end of their sophomore year with a 3.0 cumulative index and
a 3.5 index for 12 credits in their major and Government and
Students enrolled in the thesis program must complete a total of
147 credits (30 on the graduate level, including 6 credits if
Master's Research). Students selecting the non-thesis option must
complete a total of 150 credits (33 on the graduate level). After
completion of the B.A. requirements, the student must enroll full
time on the graduate level for the fifth year. For specific
information, students may consult the chair.