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MA in Political Science

MA in Political Science

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    94
  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters
Program Learning Outcomes for MA in Political Science Students graduating from this program will: Demonstrate advanced knowledge of theoretical and empirical research in two of the following three sub-fields of Political Science: American politics, comparative politics, and international relations. Learn and apply social science research design and methodologies, including advanced statistical techniques. Demonstrate the ability to communicate their research effectively through multiple mediums including scholarly writing, oral presentation, and poster sessions. Demonstrate their competence as political scientists through research, teaching, and professional development activities. Requirements for the MA: The Master of Arts degree requires 30 semester hours of course work, all of which must be taken at the graduate level (500 level or above except with permission of the Director of Graduate Studies), and the completion of two research papers in seminars taken over the course of study. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for awarding the M.A. The Political Science Department requires that not more than three years elapse between the time the student is admitted to the graduate program and the completion of the M.A. degree, unless an extension is approved by the Graduate Studies Committee.