Feb 29, 2024
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin
Political Science - Environmental Politics and Policy Analysis Concentration, MA and Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Analytics Concentration, MS
Program Codes: MA_267F and MS_304D
CIP Codes: 45.1001 and 11.0802
Program of Study for the Master of Arts in Political Science and the Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics
Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School; official general GMAT or GRE exam scores, unless waived.
Additional MS in Applied Data Analytics Requirements: Evidence of knowledge in statistics, economics, and domain specific knowledge for the concentration through course work, work experience or completion of the accelerated prerequisite program before taking graduate course work in those subjects.
To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School. Meeting these criteria does not guarantee acceptance.
Location: On Campus
Course Requirements for the Dual Master of Arts in Political Science and Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics
Total Required (Minimum 54 Hours)
MA in Political Science Required Courses (18 Hours)
Select One of the Following Courses (3 Hours)
MS in Applied Data Analytics Required Courses (21 Hours)
Take any two of the following three courses (6 Hours):
Shared Required Courses (6 or 9 Hours)
Choose One of the Following (3 Hours)
Internship or Thesis (3 or 6 Hours)
Elective Courses (6 or 9 Hours)
Graduate electives approved by MA in Political Science and MS in Applied Data Analytics directors. Students are required to work with both program directors each semester to determine appropriate program of study and course scheduling.
MS in Applied Data Analytics Differential Tuition
Students enrolled in the dual degree will pay an additional tuition amount above the regular tuition assessed for graduate students on those courses that satisfy the requirements of the MS in Applied Data Analytics degree. For more information about differential tuition, please refer to http://studentaccounts.appstate.edu/tuition-and-fees
Other Requirements for the Dual MA in Political Science and MS in Applied Data Analytics
Proficiency: For MA in Political Science, students must demonstrate a proficiency in reading a foreign language or quantitative analysis as a research tool. The department may determine the proficiency required. Not required for the MS in Applied Data Analytics.
Candidacy: Required for MA in Political Science students with the thesis option only; awarded upon approval of thesis committee and prospectus. Required for the MS in Applied Data Analytics.
Comprehensive: Required for MA in Political Science students: During their last semester of coursework, candidates must submit an ePortfolio and earn a passing grade. Not required for the MS in Applied Data Analytics.
Product of Learning: Not required