The MS in Political Science offers a variety of courses and options for students seeking masters level training in the discipline. We prepare students to use their understanding of political science in applied settings, although some students use their training as a precursor to further graduate studies. The program attracts students from government, education and non-profit organizations.
Our faculty provides students with a sound working knowledge of the discipline by examining various theoretical and practical approaches to the study of politics. Students are required to complete a methods course. However, the degree affords students the flexibility to tailor the program to meet their educational, and career needs. Students are also encouraged to do research, complete a work experience through our internship program or develop a special project related to their interest in the discipline. All students complete a capstone for the masters - this may be a thesis, special project or comprehensive exam dealing with their curriculum.