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Political Science Degrees Offered

  Degrees Offered

  Requirements Overview

  PhD in Political Science
  • Coursework in a first, second, and third field
  • Methodology coursework
  • Comprehensive exams in first field
  • Qualifying procedure (prospectus defense)
  • Dissertation & defense
  Master of Arts in Political Science

Not available as a terminal degree; students may file for  
the MA as part of the PhD program. See the graduate 
handbook for more information. 

  4+1 Program:
  Combined MA/BA in Political Science  
  • 30 hours of graduate-level coursework
    including 6 hours in major field
  • Methodology coursework
  • Research thesis OR comprehensive exam