Political Science Concentration

Additional Program Admissions Requirements

This concentration requires a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 undergraudate credit hours. The program has established these deadlines for priority application consideration:

Fall - March 31

Spring - October 31

Program Curriculum

MLS Core Courses: 10 credit hours (required)

  • IDS 801: Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies
  • IDS 802: Ways of Knowing in Comparative Perspective
  • IDS 803: Origins and Implications of the Knowledge Society
  • IDS 804: Information Literacy

Concentration: 18 credit hours, choose six of the following

  • POLS 611: Policy Analysis
  • POLS 612: The Administrative Process
  • POLS 616: Public Personnel Management 
  • POLS 620: Constitutional Law
  • POLS 621: American Civil Liberties
  • POLS 631: American Foreign Policy 
  • POLS 664;: Political Behavior 
  • POLS 675 Seminar on Budgeting (or other seminars)

Choose one Culminating Experience: 3 credit hours

  • IDS 820: Projects in Liberal or Professional Studies
  • IDS 890: Internship in Liberal or Professional Studies
  • IDS 899: Thesis in Liberal Studies

Total Hours Required: 31 credit hours

Program Contact

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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