Master of Arts in the Field of Political Science

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

The Master of Arts in the field of political science is offered in four fields: American politics, international relations, comparative politics, and public policy. 

The following requirements must be fulfilled in the the student's selected field:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

Thesis option—30 credits, including 6 credits in thesis; non-thesis option—33 credits.

Required courses
At least five courses selected according to departmental guidelines in one of the following four fields: American politics, international relations, comparative politics, and public policy.
At least two courses outside of the primary field.
For students selecting the thesis option:
PSC 6998Thesis Research
PSC 6999Thesis Research
Other requirements
Possession of a research tool, which may be reading knowledge of a modern foreign language, a specified level of knowledge in statistics, or two graduate-level courses in a cognate discipline.
Successful completion of a comprehensive examination in the selected field.