BA in International Studies + MA in Political Science Program
The accelerated Master’s program in Political Science is an expedited program of study that allows students to complete a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and a Master’s degree in Political Science in as little as five years. High-achieving undergraduates can apply to the program anytime after achieving Junior standing. Upon acceptance, students are allowed to take graduate-level courses during their remaining semesters of undergraduate study. These classes count BOTH towards satisfying requirements of the BA in International Studies major and the Master’s degree in Political Science. Students may take up to 5 dual-counted graduate seminars in this way so that by the time the student completes their undergraduate degree, they are already half-way finished with their Master's degree. This program is intended for outstanding undergraduate International Studies majors who have demonstrated graduate level academic ability and can conduct graduate-quality work as undergraduates. Intertested students should meet with an International Studies program advisor to learn more. Please review the Brochure for more information and track your progress with the INTS BA and PSCI MA Checklist.
BA in International Studies + MA in Master of Humanities and Master of Social Science
Because both the International Studies Major (INTS) and the Master of Humanities/Master of Social Science (MHMSS) programs are interdisciplinary by design (i.e., students do coursework in multiple departments), their curricular goals are similar, making them a good match for a BA to Master fast-track program. Students can pursue a Master of Humanities or Master of Social Science degree with a concentration in Social Justice, Ethnic Studies, Philosophy and Social Theory, or Women and Gender Studies via focused tracks in either of these two master degree plans. INTS students interested in participating apply for either the MH or MSS degree no earlier than their first semester of junior-year standing as an undergraduate. Upon acceptance, students take five graduate-level courses beginning the second semester of their junior year and continuing during the whole of their senior year. These classes “double count,” satisfying requirements for both the BA major and the Master degree in Humanities or Social Science. They would then continue graduate studies in the MH or MSS degree plan with concentration in a chosen area if so desired to complete their master degree by the conclusion of their fifth year in CLAS at CU Denver. This program is intended for outstanding undergraduate students in International Studies majors who have graduate-level skills and can do graduate-quality work as undergraduates. It is thus not appropriate for all majors; students would therefore have to apply and be accepted into the program.