Apr 24, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Political Science, MA

Location(s): Online

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The Master of Arts degree in Political Science serves the needs of students who are interested in teaching and research at the college level, who are preparing for political or administrative careers in public or governmental service, who are preparing for careers in secondary education, who are preparing for continued graduate studies, and who, as citizens, simply want to know more about public affairs.

Graduate students explore topics such as the variables that have the highest impact on voter turn-out; the effect of term limits and whether or not they produce a more diverse group of political leaders; if sanctions are an effective tool in foreign policy; how political affiliation influences social behaviors during a pandemic and much more. Students have multiple opportunities to conduct research in areas such as political theory, public administration, public policy, and institutional authority within local, state, national, and international communities.


Program Requirements


PS 5307  OR CJ 5334 


PS 5305 , PS 5316 , and PS 5317  may be repeated for credit if the topic varies

Students may repeat PS 5309  (up to 6 hours of credit)

Related Area Hours: Up to 9 Credits


It is NOT required that all of these hours are in the same area.

Students may also fill these areas with additional PS credits.

Total Hours: 30

Required Core Courses: 15 credits

Restrictive Electives in: Political Science: 6 credits

Restrictive Electives in: Related Area: Up to 9 credits

A comprehensive exam is required. 

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