The Political Theory track requires 30 hours of coursework, including the following:
Required core course - 3 hours
Research methods - 3 hours
Other required courses - 12 hours. Choose from:
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.