General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30
|POLS 8001||Political Statistics I||3|
|Select three from the following:|
|Government in American Society|
|Introduction to Political Theory|
|POLS 8002||Qualitative Research Methods||3|
|or POLS 8003||Political Statistics II|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
All students should consult with their faculty advisor on course selection and exam preparation. Students select two elective courses in two main fields and one in a third minor field. Those who plan to continue into the PhD program should take their two main-field elective courses in the two fields in which they plan to complete written comprehensive exams and the third in a minor field.
Students must complete a seminar paper in one of their elective courses. All graduate elective courses give students the option of writing a seminar paper as a central element of the course grading. Students must submit the seminar paper, with the instructors' comments and grades, to the Graduate Chair. The Graduate Chair must certify that these papers meet the seminar paper requirement (i.e., contain original arguments grounded in extensive reference to relevant secondary and/or primary sources). Such certification must be granted before the degree is awarded.