Concentration in Political Science

Additional Admissions Requirements:

Applicants must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on the last 60 undergraduate credit hours.The program has established these deadlines for priority application consideration:

Fall - March 31
Spring - October 31

10-hour core

IDS 801 Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies (1 hr)
IDS 802 Ways of Knowing in Comparative Perspective (3 hrs)
IDS 803 Origins and Implications of the Knowledge Society (3 hrs)
IDS 804 Information Literacy (3 hrs)

18-hour concentration - choose six of the following

POLS 611 Policy Analysis (3 hrs)
POLS 612 The Administrative Process (3 hrs)
POLS 616 Public Personnel Management (3 hrs)
POLS 620 Constitutional Law (3 hrs)
POLS 621 American Civil Liberties (3 hrs)
POLS 631 American Foreign Policy (3 hrs)
POLS 664 Political Behavior (3 hrs)
POLS 672 Readings in Political Science (3 hrs) - can be taken more than once
(topics: theory; urban politics/planning/eco devo; budgeting/finance; Latin America;
leadership, management, and organization; and international political economy
and business)
POLS 675 Seminar on Budgeting (or other seminars)

3-hour culminating experience

Choose one of the following: thesis, project, internship

Contact Dr. Larry Gould to see if the MLS concentration in Political Science is right for you. Once you have been admitted to this concentration, please follow the MLS Checklist and carefully read The MLS Student Handbook.

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