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Requirements for the International Affairs track

The International Affairs track requires 30 hours of coursework, including the following:

Core courses - 6 hours. Choose two from:

  • POLS 5510 Democratization
  • POLS 5550 Politics of Economic Development
  • POLS 5690 Theories of World Politics

Research Methods - 6 hours  

  • POLS 5010 Cultural Methods: Gender, Politics, and Power
  • POLS 5020 Advanced Topics in Research Methods

Political Science electives

  • 18 hours of electives, 6 of which may be in the form of an internship or MA thesis

Field exam - 0 hours, taken at the start of the final semester of coursework

 

All students will complete a total of 30 credit hours for the M.A. degree. 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 4000-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 for the department.

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