"The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. "
The non-thesis option is capped with a comprehensive examination, both written and oral. The purpose of the examination is to help the student synthesize knowledge
from different courses into a coherent whole. The thesis option requires a minimum of 6 sh devoted to a thesis. The thesis
defense includes a discussion of how the study fits in the field of Political Science. In effect, the thesis defense substitutes for the comprehensive examination.
Whatever the option chosen by the student, with the approval of the advisor, up to 9 sh of electives may be taken outside political science. Also with the approval of the advisor, students may enroll in an undergraduate course for graduate credit to learn the fundamentals of a field study and in a directed readings course to explore in greater depth an area of interest in Political Science. These options, however, are limited by university rules (see Master’s requirements).
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Jocelyn Evans
Chair and Graduate Student Advisor
The University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL. 32514
Dr. Evans' webpage