- Graduate Programs
- Master of Arts in Political Science
- Why a SLU MA?
- Career Opportunities
- Who should apply?
- American Politics
- Public Policy
- International Affairs
- Gender and Politics
- Political Theory
- Capstone Project
- Cognate Field
- Master of Public Administration
- The Dual M.P.A./M.A. in Political Science Program
- Dual J.D./M.A. in Political Science
- Dual J.D./M.P.A
- Dual M.S.W./M.P.A
- Ph.D. in Public and Social Policy
- Global and Local Social Justice Minor
- How to apply
- Paying for graduate school
- Forms and Procedures
Requirements for the Gender and Politics Track
The Gender and Politics Track requires 30 hours of coursework, including the following:
Core courses - 6 hours
- POLS 576/WGS 501 Feminist theory
- POLS 577/WGS 502 Feminist epistemology
Research methods - 6 hours
- POLS 501 Cultural Methods: Gender, Politics, and Power
- POLS 502 Advanced Topics in Research Methods
Other required courses in gender or race - 12 hours. Choose from:
- POLS 513 American Race Relations
- POLS 515 Gender and American Politics
- POLS 593 Islam and Gender
- POLS 593 Gender, Development and Sustainability
- POLS 593 Citizenship and Bodies
- POLS 671 Leadership and Culture
- 0-6 hours of electives, depending on the capstone option, chosen with the advisor's approval
- Courses from outside Political Science and Women's Studies require approval of the Director of Graduate Studies.
Capstone. Chose one option from:
- M.A. Thesis (6 hours)
- Internship (6 hours)
- Professional paper - typically done by developing a course paper (0 hours)
- Comprehensive exam (0 hours)
All students need 30 credit hours for the degree; hence the first two capstone options require 24 hours of classes plus the 6 credit-hour sequence. The last two options require a full 30 hours of classes. All M.A. programs must have an oral exam conducted by three faculty members. For Political Science, this exam will be tailored to fit each of the capstone options.
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 (9 is the student chooses the Capstone Internship option).
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 for the department