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Government and Politics, Bachelor of Arts / Master of Arts

Government and Politics


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.

Department Contact

Fred P. Cocozzelli, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Government and Politics
St. John Hall 234E
[email protected]

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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.

Career Outcomes

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:

  • American University of Rome
  • Amnesty International USA
  • Ernst & Young
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • The World Bank
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • United Nations World Food Programme