The College of Arts and
Science and the Graduate School of Arts and Science offers a dual-degree
B.A./M.A. program. Below is admission information regarding the program. You
may earn an M.A. in Politics only if you are majoring in Politics or
International Relations as an undergraduate in CAS.
This program is open only to NYU undergraduates who are matriculated in the College of Arts and Science (CAS) majoring or minoring in
Politics and International Relations. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 48 credits toward a Bachelor’s degree but
not more than 96 credits or six semesters, whichever comes first.
Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA for admission to, and
continuation in, the program.
Students apply for admission to the B.A./M.A. Program through the CAS Advising
Center (Silver Center,
9th floor). They do not submit an application for admission to the Graduate School. All admissions advising and
processing are handled by the CAS
in cooperation with the Department of Politics.
To apply, CAS Advising
asks the student to complete a special version of the GSAS admissions
application (it is labeled “Application for Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s
Program” and is available from the CAS Advising Center and the Politics
Undergraduate Advisor), two letters of recommendation (at least one of them
should come from a faculty member in the Dept of Politics), and a statement of
purpose. CAS forwards the completed application to the department or program
for consideration and the department then notifies CAS of the admissions
decision. The Graduate
School is not involved in
admissions at this time.
After the student has
successfully completed the undergraduate requirements, the CAS Advising
Center notifies GSAS
Graduate Enrollment Services (GES) that the student may be admitted to the
Master's program. CAS Advising forwards the original application Materials to
GES. The student is mailed an official letter of admission to the Master's
program from the Graduate
School and information
about the scholarship program is included.
The GSAS requirement to
take the GRE is waived for students in the B.A./M.A. program. However, they
must still provide GES with two official and final copies of their academic
transcripts showing proof of receipt of the Bachelor’s degree.
Questions about eligibility for, or application to, the B.A./M.A. Program
should be directed to the CAS
212-998-8130. For all other questions
you may have please contact the Advising Office in the Department of Politics