Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

Core Courses
POLS 8000Topics in Research Design3
POLS 8001Political Statistics I3
Select three of the following four subfield core courses:9
Government in American Society
Comparative Politics
International Politics
Introduction to Political Theory
Select two elective courses taken in each of two main fields and one in a third minor field. 115
Total Credit Hours30

Culminating Events:
Seminar Paper:
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.