Political Science, M.S. - Generalist

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, including admission requirements, faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/political-science/programs

Program Sequence – 30 credits

As sequencing changes, it is highly recommended that students meet with their program advisor to finalize a list of requirements for graduation.  

Core Course Requirement - 3 Credits
PSC 501 – Research Methods in Political Science – 3 credits

Electives - 21 Credits
Any Political Science graduate course may count as an elective.
Students are also encouraged to consider taking IDS 553 Grant Writing and Funding Sources (3-credits) and SWK 584 Non Profit Fiscal Management (3-credits).
Up to 6 credits in other graduate programs including History, Public Health, Business, and others are possible with the approval of the graduate coordinator.

Additional Requirements/Conditions - 6 Credits
Each student elects one of the following options:

Master's Thesis
PSC 585 - Thesis Proposal in Political Science (3 credits)
PSC 591 - Thesis Research in Political Science (3 credits)

Comprehensive Examination
6 additional credits and pass a comprehensive examination.

Special Project
PSC 600 — Independent Study in which a major paper will be completed. (3-6 credits)