Part-Time Graduate Studies
Students may choose to pursue their graduate studies in Political Science on a part-time basis. The department particularly encourages applications from public affairs professionals interested in pursuing such academic research. Both the thesis and research paper streams may be completed part-time. Formal program requirements remain the same; however, it is assumed that students will "go at their own pace" and thus take longer to complete the program.
The University maintains a separate tuition fee structure for part time students known as "Master's Payment Plan B".
Program of Study
There is no set program of study for part-time students. The additional time involved in completion means that there can be considerable flexibility in when students take their courses. It is important to keep in mind, however, that the formal course requirements are the same. Since required courses (6000 and 6010) are only offered in the Fall semester students are advised to complete these courses as soon as possible.
For further information, please contact our Graduate Coordinator.