Political Science, MA

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Thesis Option

Total Hours: 33 Hours

Required Courses
POLS 5013Quantitative Methods3
POLS 5103Research Design3
POLS 5203ProSeminar in International Relations3
POLS 5403ProSeminar in Comparative Politics3
POLS 5703ProSeminar in American Politics3
POLS 5000Thesis6
Hours Subtotal21
Electives
Select two advanced topics courses (e.g., POLS 5710, POLS 5210, POLS 5410) or equivalent. Must be in two separate subfields.6
Any two graduate-level courses.6
Hours Subtotal12
Total Hours33

Creative Component Option

Total Hours: 33 Hours

Required Courses
POLS 5013Quantitative Methods3
POLS 5103Research Design3
POLS 5203ProSeminar in International Relations3
POLS 5403ProSeminar in Comparative Politics3
POLS 5703ProSeminar in American Politics3
POLS 5000Thesis3
Hours Subtotal18
Electives
Select two advanced topics courses (e.g., POLS 5710, POLS 5210, POLS 5410) or equivalent. Must be in two separate subfields.6
Any three graduate-level courses.9
Hours Subtotal15
Total Hours33

Graduate College Master's Program Requirements

Learn more about Graduate College 2020-2021 Master’s Degree Program Requirements. Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.