Degree Plan for MA in Political Science

The Master of Arts in Political Science is designed to serve the needs of students who are interested in teaching and research at the college level, who are preparing for political or administrative careers in public or governmental service, or who are preparing for careers in secondary education.

Non-thesis students must complete 36 semester credit hours of graduate course work consisting of the following:

  • Minimum eighteen semester credit hours of graduate course work in Political Science, including PS 5307.
  • Nine to eighteen semester credit hours of course work from outside of Political Science as advised by major advisor.
  • If less than 18 semester credit hours of course work is used in the sup­porting area from related disciplines, up to nine additional semester credit hours of graduate Political Science course work can be used to bring the total to 36 semester credit hours.

Plus, completion of the comprehensive exam requirements.

 

Thesis students must complete 30 semester credit hours of graduate course work consisting of the following:

  • Minimum eighteen semester credit hours of graduate course work in Political Science, including PS 5307.
  • Thesis courses, PS 6301 -6302.
  • An additional six semester credit hours of course work from the following:
    • HIST 5308 Seminar in European History
    • HIST 5310 Seminar in American History
    • GBA 5308 Problems in Business Administration
    • or other non-Political Science courses from related disciplines as ad­vised by major advisor.

 

For information about a MA in Political Science at Sul Ross, contact Dr. Amy Moreland.