St. John's College of Liberal Arts and SciencesQueens Campus, Staten Island Campus
The dual 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 141 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 141 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 dual degree program. For specific requirements, please contact the department chair.
Fred P. Cocozzelli, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Government and Politics
St. John Hall 234E
Please see the requirement chart for the academic progression criteria in this dual degree program.
Current St. John’s University undergraduates interested in applying to a combined degree program or pathway should consult the appropriate Director of Graduate Studies and their undergraduate academic Dean.
With both a B.A. and M.A. in Government and Politics from St. John’s, you can join our successful alumni in landing rewarding positions with some of the following institutions and organizations: