Task Description Resources Timeline
– Finish all the main six major requirements
– Talking and enquiring from lecturers
– Getting advice from parents and mentors
Introductory requirements for a major are as follows;
At least 12 credits in 100-level political Science courses. Also take a course in each of the four fields of political science receiving 4 credits in each category.
• American Politics: POLS 10100 or POLS 20100
• International Relations: POLS 10200 or POLS 20200
• World Politics/ Comparative Politics: POLS 10400 or POLS 20400
• Political Theory: POLS 10600 or POLS 20600
For the upper level requirement’;
24 credits of political science upper-level courses (200-level or above) which carries three or more credits each. At least 12 of them must be 300-level or above. If political science is the students primary major, then Political Science Junior year writing course (399J) and the integrative experience course may be counted among these credits.
POLISCI499C and 499D taught by faculty of Political Science department will each count towards the upper-level major requirements. Reference materials
• American Politics
• Comparative Politics
• Empirical Theory and Quantitative Methods
• Political Theory International Relations
what it takes to get Masters in political science in the same field
– Finish the required take home comprehensive essay exam.
– Sign up and take the final semester exam
– Get information from academic adviser Requirements
Education level- have bachelor’s degree with a GPA grade of 3.5 on the same field.
The student may be required to specialize in:
1. The American political system or
2. International relations.
Specialization in American political system focuses on American politics and public policy and U.S. urban politics and public administration. Specialization in International Relations focuses on global and international politics, international political economy, and comparative politics.
Comprehensive Examination or Master’s Thesis;
In the final semester the student takes this essay exam as a take home.
It consists of two consecutive semesters of thesis credits (3 credits each semester) with count toward the 30 credits required for the degree.
The comprehensive exam is given each semester in the fields of American government and politics, and international relations. The students should select four essay questions from a set of at least eight questions. They should then write essays that draw upon the political science literature and research used in their courses.
Students write up to 25 pages in total, thus each essay is about 5-6 pages long.
During the exam semester, the student is required to schedule a meeting with the graduate Director to pick up a past exam packet and discuss the exam.
The student is supposed to sign up the exam with the graduate Director.
During evaluation, each exam is evaluated by a panel of 3-4 readers from the faculty of political science. The grading of the exam is distinguished as pass/pass/fail basis.
Readers are supposed to look those exams which demonstrate knowledge of relevant political science literature, especially material covered in the course work. Students get the results within two weeks after taking the exam. In case the student fails, he/she is allowed to take it the following semester.
Applying for internship
Students are offered six months of internship, workplace practical experience in public policy, political position or public administration. This enables the student to apply their knowledge to practical. This enriches the student by combining this knowledge with the practical experience.
At the end of the fall semester, the students apply for an internship. The successful candidate is selected by the graduate committee. 6 months