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Master of Arts Political Science

The Masters of Arts program provides each student with the flexibility to develop a plan of study suitable to their own interests, needs, and career goals.  This 30 credit hour program includes methodological and foundational coures within the discipline of Political Science along with a specialization in one of three tracks offered in the Department:

  • Security Studies (Expected Fall 2013) More Information
  • American Politics
  • International Studies
  • Criminal Justice

 

 

 

Requirements*:

Department Required Seminars: (9 credits)

600 Scope and Theory
601 Research Methods
603 Scholarly Writing and Professional Development in Political Science

Track Required Seminars: (6 credits)

American Politics:

630 Seminar in National Politics
672 Seminar Political Influence and Organizations

International Studies:

610 Seminar in International Politics
620 Seminar on Comparative Politics

Criminal Justice:

650 Seminar on Law, Punishment, and Politics: U.S. and the World
630 Seminar in National Politics --OR--
672 Seminar Political Influence and Organizations

Security Studies (Expected Fall 2013):

610 Seminar in International Politics
692 Seminar in Security Studies

Fifteen Additional Graduate Credits at the 500 or 600 level (15 credits)

Essay of Distinction

Pass Comprehensive Exams

* Students should consult the Graduate Bulletin and their advisor to ensure they are following the program requirements for the catalog year in which they were admitted.  The above requirements reflect changes to the program, put into effect Fall 2013.

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