Requirements for the Polling, Campaigns, and Elections track
The Polling, Campaigns, and Elections track requires 30 hours of coursework, including the following:
Core courses - 9 hrs.
- POLS 511 American Political Institutions
- POLS 670 American Political Thought
- POLS 500 Political Science Quantitative Research Methods OR SOC 560 Research Methodology
Other required courses - 9 hrs.
- Soc 601 or other quantitative methods course
- POLS 593 Polling and Campaigns
- POLS 593 Election Law
Political Science Electives
- 6 hours electives
- Internship required - 6 hrs.
No more than 12 hours of the M.A. may be taken outside Political Science; no more than 6 hours may be taken at the 400-level; and no more than 6 hours may be independent study classes or internships.
Some classes have prerequisites. Depending on their undergraduate preparation, students may be required to take specific undergraduate classes prior to enrolling in graduate classes.
Exceptions will be allowed only with the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies of the department.