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Master of Arts in Political Science

Master of Arts in Political Science

  • QS World University Rankings
    801-1000
The M.A. in Political Science program provides students with an understanding of the theories and methods necessary for success in (1) research or college-level teaching in political science, (2) high school social science teaching, or (3) careers in policy analysis or administration in government or non-governmental organizations. The undergraduate degree provides students with a broad knowledge of political science; graduate education is an opportunity for more focused study. Masters students will earn most of their credits in courses sharing a common theme, such as a subfield of the discipline (American Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Public Law or Methodology), a world region, a particular policy issue area or a phase of political development. The requirements of the degree include a set of four core classes and an additional minimum number of remaining hours that may focus in the student's area(s) of interest and should help to contribute to the basis of the thesis project. The department offers a variety coursework in several sub-fields that may be found here, and students may also choose to take courses in related fields as well. Program Goals and Learning Outcomes Acquire a specialized knowledge and understanding of politics, government, and/or public policy through a coherent program of study. Acquire a knowledge of theories and methodology necessary to evaluate conflicting arguments. Communicate effectively, both orally and in written form.

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