Interested in the 4 + 1 program?

Published: April 1, 2024

Advance Your Future with the Political Science 4+1 Program! 

Are you eager to accelerate your education and improve your opportunities in political science?  Look no further than CU Denver's 4 + 1 accelerated Master's program. This one-of-a-kind opportunity allows students like you to complete a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Political Science in as little as five years. 

What is the 4 + 1 Program? 

The 4 + 1 program is a faster way to gain advanced certifications in Political Science. By integrating undergraduate and graduate education, students can improve their academic experiences while learning more about political science. 

Who is it for? 

If you are an undergraduate majoring in Political Science or International Studies, a devoted and high-achieving student, and have shown the capacity to succeed at graduate-level work, the 4 + 1 program is for you. 

How Does it Work? 

Declare your intention to pursue the 4 + 1 program after you reach junior standing. Meet with your advisors and program directors to plan your course. Begin taking graduate-level courses during your final undergraduate semesters. These courses meet both your Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements. Finally, apply to the CU Denver Graduate School in your senior year. 

Benefits of the 4 + 1 Program: 

  • Learn from award-winning faculty in areas such as International Studies, Civic Engagement, Community Organizing, and Indigenous Politics.
  • Complet 15 of the 30 needed graduate credits along with your undergraduate study.
  • Participate in guided research alongside a faculty mentor.
  • Gain access to professional internships and community-based action research projects.
  • Opportunities for funding via teaching assistantships. 

Don't pass up this chance to accelerate your academic and professional success!

The 4+1 program will help you take the next step toward your political science career.