Early Admission Guidelines
Early Admission to M.A. in Political Science
The Early Admission option allows advanced undergraduates with a major or minor in political science to enroll for graduate level credit in up to 9 hours of 4/5000 level classes. Students accepted in the Early Admission option receive both graduate and undergraduate credit for these classes; undergraduate instructional fees will apply to these three courses.
To be eligible for the Early Admission program, students must have a major or minor in political science, be within one year of graduation, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher , and submit an application no earlier than three semesters prior to expected completion of the B.A. program.
To apply for the Early Admission program, students should complete an Application for Early Admission (available from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration), submit three letters of recommendation (from an undergraduate advisor and two undergraduate course instructors), a one page biographical sketch, and a regular graduate application form to the Chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, MS 140, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606
Students accepted into this option will initially be granted provisional graduate admission to allow them to enroll in 5000-level courses in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration. To receive dual (undergraduate and graduate credit), the following conditions apply:
• Courses must be taken at The University of Toledo after acceptance into the Early Admission option
• Only 5000-level courses in Political Science and Public Administration may be included
• Must complete all graduate level requirements in the course and be evaluated by the same criteria as graduate students
• Must complete graduate plan of study indicating courses that will receive graduate and undergraduate credit