Graduate work in the School of Public Policy may serve as a field of study for a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree or the Master of Public Policy degree or as a minor in other advanced degree programs.
The program aims to provide a systematic understanding of political processes, institutions, theories, and behavior. Students are strongly urged to acquire competence in statistics and computer data processing as aids in analyzing political phenomena. A program of study suited to the student’s individual interests is arranged with a faculty advisor.
Students applying for graduate work in political science must meet the following requirements:
A minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00.
Appropriate undergraduate course work in political science (normally such course work will include foundation courses such as American government and politics, introduction to political science, or introduction to political thought).
Prior approval of an advisor in the applicant’s chosen area of study.
No action will be taken on any applicant’s materials until a meeting with an advisor has taken place. Areas of study include American politics, public policy, judicial politics, public administration, political theory, state and local government, international relations, comparative politics, methodology, and gender politics.