Master of Arts in Political Science

Students enrolled in the Ph.D. program can usually earn a Master of Arts in Political Science within three semesters. It entails the completion of 32 graduate hours and the achievement of a 3.0 GPA in all courses taken. A master's paper is required.

Thesis Option

Tools of Inquiry Coursework24-32
PS 599Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree)0-8
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
A concentration is not required.
Minimum Hours Required Within the Unit: 24
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 24
Minimum GPA: 3.0
1

For additional details and requirements refer to the department's graduate handbook and the Graduate College Handbook

Non-Thesis Option

Tools of Inquiry Coursework24-32
Research/Project/Independent Study Hours (min/max applied toward degree):0-8
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
A concentration is not required.
A master's paper is required
Minimum Hours Required Within the Unit: 24
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 24
Minimum GPA: 3.0
1

For additional details and requirements refer to the department's graduate handbook and the Graduate College Handbook