General Program Requirements:
Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30
|POLS 8000||Topics in Research Design||3|
|POLS 8001||Political Statistics I||3|
|Select three of the following four subfield core courses:||9|
|Government in American Society|
|Introduction to Political Theory|
|Select two elective courses taken in each of two main fields and one in a third minor field. 1||15|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
Students should consult with their faculty advisor on course selection and exam preparation. Those who plan to continue into the Ph.D. program should take two elective courses in each of the two fields in which they plan to complete written comprehensive exams and one in a third minor field. Students are also allowed to complete their fifth elective by registering for POLS 8002 Qualitative Research Methods or POLS 8003 Political Statistics II.
The seminar paper requirement is met by completing the coursework required in POLS 8000 Topics in Research Design. 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 arguments grounded in extensive reference to relevant secondary and/or primary sources). Such certification must be granted before the degree is awarded.