Political Science, M.A.
The M.A. in Political Science is designed for students interested in advanced study in American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political economy, political theory, and public policy or administration. The program consists of 33 semester hours in addition to a successful completion of a comprehensive examination or a thesis.
The Department of Government now offers fully online core coursework for the M.A. in Political Science program. This is a synchronous course delivery program, meaning that students are required to attend live lectures via Scopia, the university's free video conferencing service.
In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Graduate Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the criteria listed below are used to assess the potential success of each applicant.
• Submission of Graduate Application and Processing Fee
• Submission of official transcripts
*International students may have additional requirements.
• Submission of official GRE verbal and quantitative score or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) with a minimum score in each that ranks in the 50 percentile or better
• Undergraduate cumulative GPA
• Submission of a writing sample
• Submission of a resume
• Submission of two letters of reference with at least one from a former instructor
Certain graduate programs have earlier application deadlines. Check with the graduate department for departmental specific deadlines.