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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

Political Science - Environmental Politics and Policy Analysis Concentration, MA


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Program Code: MA_267F
CIP Code: 45.1001

Program of Study for the Master of Arts in Political Science


Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree with a major or minor in Political Science, Criminal Justice or a related field from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE exam scores; two-page statement of intent explaining applicant’s academic and professional goals in chosen concentration; additional courses (up to 15 hours maximum) may be required if so indicated by the student’s deficiencies.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Location: On campus

Course Requirements for the Master of Arts in Political Science


Total Required (Minimum 33 Hours)


Required Courses (9-12 Hours)


Additional Requirements (9-12 Hours)


9-12 hours chosen from the following in consultation with the MA Advisor. At least ONE must be from Policy and Governance.

Other Requirements for the MA in Political Science


  • Thesis: Optional
  • Proficiency: Students must demonstrate a proficiency in reading a foreign language or quantitative analysis as a research tool. The department may determine the proficiency required.
  • Candidacy: Required for thesis option; awarded upon approval of thesis committee and prospectus
  • Comprehensive: During the final semester of course work, candidates must pass a written comprehensive examination.
  • Product of Learning: Not required

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