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Political Science - M.A. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (33-36 credits)
Course Title Credits
POL 60002 Scope and Epistemology 3
POL 60003 Quantitative Methods I 3
POL 60004 Quantitative Methods II 3
Qualitative Research Methods (3)   or
Analytic Techniques of Policy-Making (3)   or
Seminar: Quantitative Methods (3)
    Proseminars (2 of the 3 described in the department's Graduate Studies Handbook) 6
Non-Thesis Option  
    Electives chosen in consultation with an advisor 15
    Research Tool * 0-3
Thesis Option  
POL 61199 Thesis I (2-6) 6
    Electives chosen in consultation with an advisor 9
TOTAL 33-36

* This requirement may be satisfied by demonstrating mastery of a foreign language or by successfully completing a graduate-level course in any discipline (including qualitative methods, quantitative methods or other methodological skills) pertaining to the student's research interests. See the department's Graduate Studies Handbook for details.