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Program Requirements

Credit requirements for receiving a Master’s in Political Science. 

This is from the 2017-2018 catalog; for previous year’s, please see the Graduate College webpage for past catalogs.

 

Master of Arts in Political Science
Course Number and Title Credits
Core Requirements 

POLS 508 Quantitative Research Methodology

 

3

Select 2 courses from the following:

POLS 500 American Government and Politics (3 cr)

POLS 505 Comparative Politics (3 cr)

POLS 506 World Politics (3 cr)

6
*Electives

American Politics

POLS 512 Political Parties, Campaigns, and Elections (3 cr)

POLS 513 American Presidency (3 cr)

POLS 514 Legislative Politics (3 cr)

POLS 516 Institutions, Citizenship, and Contemporary
Thought (3 cr)

POLS 518 Judicial Decision Making (3 cr)

POLS 520 Contemporary Issues in American Politics (3 cr)

Comparative Politics/International Relations

POLS 525 Civil War and Terrorism (3 cr)

POLS 526 Democratization (3 cr)

POLS 528 Advanced International Political Economy (3 cr)

POLS 530 State Institutions and Civil Society (3 cr)

POLS 531 Contemporary Issues in World Politics (3 cr)

Other Departments (maximum of 6 credits):

PUBADM 500 Administration in the Public Sector (3 cr)

PUBADM 501 Public Policy Process (3 cr)

PUBADM 506 Qualitative Analysis and Methodology (3 cr)

PUBADM 507 Intermediate Quantitative Analysis and Methodology (3 cr)

PUBADM 508 Advanced Survey Research (3 cr)

PUBADM 512 Information Technology and Public Policy (3 cr)

PUBADM 513 Economics of Public Policy (3 cr)

PUBADM 540 Contemporary Issues in Natural Resource and Environmental Policy and Administration (3 cr)

PUBADM 542 Science, Democracy and Environment (3 cr)

PUBADM 560 State and Local Government Policy and Administration (3 cr)

*Students must complete at least two of the following courses before they can begin electives: POLS 500, POLS 505, POLS 506.

15-21
Culminating Activity

POLS 593 Thesis (8 cr) or

POLS 690 Master’s Comprehensive Examination (2 cr)

2-8
Total 32

 

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