Saint Louis University

Political Theory Track

The Political Theory track requires 30 hours of coursework, including the following:

Required core course - 3 hours

  • POLS 5700 Politics, Rhetoric, and Culture

Research methods - 3 hours

  • POLS 5010 Cultural Methods: Gender, Politics, and Power

Other required courses - 12 hours. Choose from:

  • POLS 5730  Contemporary Political Ideologies
  • POLS 5760  Feminist Theory
  • POLS 6700  American Political Thought
  • POLS 6710  Leadership and Culture
  • Courses from other departments approved by the Director of Graduate Studies to satisfy this political theory requirement

Political Science electives - 12 hours, 6 hours of which may be in the form of an internship or M.A. thesis

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

 

All students need 30 credit hours for the 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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