Political Science

Degree Program Program Type Dept Application Materials and Admission Criteria Prerequisite Course Requirements Department ADM Review Dept Conditional Admits Dept Appeal Process
Political Science BA On campus & Online *No additional admission requirements beyond the general UIS criteria

Online Only: In order to be admitted to the online BA program in Political Science, students must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA and reside at least 50 miles outside of Springfield
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Degree Program Program Type Dept Application Materials and Admission Criteria Prerequisite Course Requirements Department ADM Review Dept Conditional Admits Dept Appeal Process
Political Science MA On campus & Online *No additional admission requirements beyond the general UIS criteria

N/A Department Chair Yes, students without statistical/methods experience are required to take PSC 451 as part of their degree program. If required, PSC 451 is counted as an elective toward the degree requirements. Additionally, students whose cumulative undergraduate GPA is slightly below 3.0 can be conditionally admitted based on the conditions of obtaining a grade of B or better in PSC 501 and PSC 502. Students have one year to meet their conditions of admission. N/A
Integrated B.A./M.A. Program On campus & Online *Students must first be admitted to the UIS Political Science
Bachelor's Degree program.

*Qualifications for admission to the Integrated B.A. / M.A. Program include a GPA of at least 3.0 for all previous college work and completion of a basic course in American government or PSC 201 Introduction to the American Political System.

*Undergraduate Political Science majors must apply for admission to the B.A./M.A. program before registering for the BA internship. However, interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible after being admitted to UIS.
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