Master of Arts (MA)

The MA is a one-year (12 month) program consisting of 18 credit hours and a thesis. A candidate for the degree Master of Arts in Political Science will require at least 12 months of full-time study to complete all degree requirements. Courses normally include at least 6 of the 18 required credit hours in core graduate seminars (selected amongst International Relations, Canadian, and Comparative)*, 3 credit hours in Research Methods class (POLI 5100.03), and the remaining 9 credit hours in graduate courses in any field. 6 of these remaining 9 credit hours can be taken as reading classes, or from courses in other departments (with permission of the instructor and Graduate Coordinator).

*One of the core graduate seminars may be substituted with an alternative if appropriate given the student’s research area with approval of the graduate coordinator.