Diplomacy and International Relations Major Dual Degree B.S./M.A.
The B.S./M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations Program allows students in the undergraduate program in diplomacy and international relations to earn a bachelor’s and a 45-credit master’s degree.
Students who have completed 60 credit hours in the first semester of their junior year, may apply for admission to the M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations program. If accepted, the program begins second semester junior year. The B.S./M.A. accelerated program requires attendance during Summer Sessions.
Applications for the B.S./M.A. are available in the Office of Graduate Admissions, McQuaid Hall. Applicants must have a 3.2 minimum GPA, and all applicants will have a one-on-one meeting with the School’s Graduate Admissions Committee.
The total number of credits required for the combined B.S./M.A. program is 147, with 102 at the undergraduate level and 45 at the graduate level. The requirements for the B.S. degree are reduced by 18 credits but the students complete all of the requirements for the traditional M.A. degree as described in the graduate catalogue.
Students in the B.S./M.A. program use their first six graduate courses (18 credits) to waive the following undergraduate courses/credits and receive their B.S. degree:
Once the student completes the remaining nine graduate courses (27 credits), including all core, distribution, and specialization requirements, they are eligible to receive their M.A. degree.
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