Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program

Political Science MA

About the Political Science MA Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree at Loyola

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s programs allow full-time students to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree in just five years. Learn more about the Political Science MA Master's degree and eligible undergraduate Bachelor's degrees below.

Political Science MA Graduate Program

This program will provide you with powerful preparation for career opportunities ranging from politics and policymaking to education and law, and virtually all points in between. The program offers a solid theoretical and practical foundation in methodological techniques and research design, with training in American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory.

Eligible Undergraduate Programs

  • Political Science BA
February
29

05:00PM- 07:00PM

Join us for the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Open House! Please note that this event is only for current Loyola undergraduate students.

The Open House will be held on February 29, 2024, at the Lake Shore campus. It's a valuable opportunity for you to:

  • Engage with program directors and gain insights into Loyola's accelerated degree pathways.

  • Connect with advising staff members to plan your academic journey. 

  • Explore your academic options and discover how an accelerated program can benefit your educational goals.

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Visit our Political Science MA webpage for information about Career Opportunities, Results & Skills, and more.

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Curriculum and Program Outcomes

Loyola’s extensive course catalog will always house the latest Political Science MA Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's program course information, including degree requirements, course descriptions, prerequisite requirements, available concentrations, and more.

Additionally, this resource will provide learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Step By Step: Chart Your Accelerated Degree Path

  1. Explore options in undergraduate years one and two. Connect with your academic and career advisors and chart a two-year schedule to establish the best path toward your degrees.

  2. Apply in undergraduate year three. Students applying to an Accelerated Bachelors/Masters program will experience a slightly different application process. Please review the application requirements below for process information and required supporting materials. Loyola students do not need to submit official transcripts. Start your application here.

  3. Begin graduate course work. In undergraduate year four, you will take both undergraduate and graduate courses and complete your bachelor's degree.

  4. Complete your graduate course work in year five. Graduate with your master's degree.

Please note that transfer students may have a slightly different timeline. Transfer students who are juniors may apply at the end of their second semester.

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Political Science MA include:

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

  • 3.0 Minimum GPA

  • Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose Details

Applicants to the Political Science MA degree program should submit a statement of purpose, not to exceed two double-spaced pages, describing academic interests and professional goals and responding to the following questions: What specific areas are you interested in taking coursework while pursuing an MA in Political Science? What relevant experiences have you had that have informed your decision and prepared you to pursue a graduate degree? What are your career goals following completion of your MA?

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Applying online to the Political Science MA program is a swift, uncomplicated, and cost-free process. After submission, you can proceed to send and upload any additional requirements.

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