Students in the M.A. program may choose to complete some of their course work in a cognate field. A cognate field is made up of three courses (9 credit hours) in departments other than Political Science that are relevant to the student's areas of interests.
Some possibilities for cognate fields include:
- Coursework toward a graduate certificate program, like Women's Studies.
- Graduate classes in another discipline, like Economics.
- Three courses in different disciplines all touching on the same subject area, like Asian Studies.