Master of Arts
The Master of Arts program provides a flexible curriculum for students who want to pursue goals of an advanced general education, to gain skills and knowledge suitable for various types of public or private employment, or to prepare for further work at the doctoral level. The Master of Arts program is designed for students who wish to conduct scholarly investigations in one of the following areas of political science: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Public Law, and Political Theory.
Option 1: Thesis Program. Requires thirty semester hours in political science including six hours of thesis credit or a minimum of eighteen hours in political science if a minor is selected. (POLS 5013) Scope and Methods of Political Science is required.
Students taking Option 1 or Option 2 are required to have two years study of one foreign language or twelve undergraduate hours of mathematical sciences (includes statistics and computer science). Students may begin work without these hours but must complete them before the degree can be given.
Unconditional Admission: An applicant who meets each of the following admission criteria may be admitted unconditionally by the graduate faculty of the student's intended major.
For Conditional Admission, please see the Graduate Catalog.
Graduate Assistant (GA) and Teaching Assistant (TA) positions are available. GAs are assigned to individual faculty members and assist with research projects. Students are eligible to be a TA after completion of 18 semester hours of graduate work in political
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