- 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 Security and Cooperation track
The Security and Cooperation track requires 30 hours of coursework, including the following:
Core courses - 6 hours. Choose two classes from:
- POLS 551 Democratization
- POLS 555 State and Society
- POLS 569 Theories of World Politics
Research methods - 6 hours
- POLS 501 Cultural Methods: Gender, Politics, and Power
- POLS 502 Advanced Topics in Research Methods
Other required classes - 9 hours. Choose three classes from:
- POLS 545 Policy Process
- POLS 562 Global Diplomacy
- POLS 564 Problems of International Terrorism
- POLS 566 Asymmetric War
- PPS 535 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
- PPS 537 Intermediate Geographic Information Systems
- 3-9 hours of electives, depending on the capstone choice
Capstone. Choose from:
- M.A. Thesis (6 hours)
- Internship (6 hours)
- Professional paper (0 hours)
- Comprehensive exam (0 hours)
All students will complete a total of 30 credit hours for the M.A. degree. Students who select a capstone option involving less than 6 credit hours will take additional courses to bring the total to 30 hours.
No more than 12 hours of the M.A. may be taken outside the Political Science department; 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 for the department.