Degree Offerings


Degree Program Requirements Overview
Ph.D. in Political Science
  • Coursework in a first and second field
  • Methodology coursework
  • Qualifying procedure
  • Preliminary exam in first field
  • Prospectus and Defense
  • Dissertation
Master of Arts in Political Science
  • Thesis option: 24 course credits, research & thesis
  • Non-thesis option: 30 course credits & 2 research papers
  • Competency in a foreign language, statistics or formal theory
  • Oral exam
Master of Arts in Analytical Political Economy (MAPE)
  • 12 credits core economics graduate courses
  • 12 credits core political science graduate courses
  • Qualifying Exam
  • Master's Thesis
  • Portfolio Review
Joint Master of Arts/Juris Doctor Degree
  • Full requirements of both programs
    • Thesis or non-thesis option for the M.A.