Associate Professor and Head of the Department P. Boswell
The degree of Master of Arts is offered in Political Science by full-time and part-time study.
MASTER OF ARTS
The degree of Master of Arts in Political Science may be taken by course work and comprehensive examination or by course work and thesis. Both options are available to full-time and part-time students. Upon initial registration, students are required to choose a payment plan (Plan A, B, or C) for tuition fees.
A) M.A. with thesis
1. Students choosing to do the M.A. with thesis must normally complete a minimum of 17 credit hours in graduate program courses; eight credit hours of which will normally be from 6810 and 6820. Further courses beyond the minimum number may be required, depending on the background and needs of the student.
2. Each student choosing the thesis option will submit a thesis on a subject that has been approved by the supervisory committee of the Department.
B) M.A. without thesis
1. Students choosing to do the M.A. without thesis must normally complete a minimum of 20 credit hours in graduate program courses; eight of which will normally be from 6810 and 6820. Further courses beyond the minimum number may be required, depending on the background and needs of the student.
2. Each student selecting the non-thesis option will write a comprehensive examination in two parts. The comprehensive examination will be graded by a comprehensive examination committee appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on the recommendation of the Head of the Department, in accordance with the General Regulations governing the School of Graduate Studies.
A selection of the following graduate courses will be offered to meet the requirements of candidates, as far as the resources of the Department will allow.
6000. Political Analysis I
6010. Political Analysis II
6100. Political Philosophy
6200. International Politics
6300. Comparative Politics
6301. European Politics and Public Policy
6350. Political Economy
6400. Political Development
6430. Latin American Politics
6610. Newfoundland Politics
6700. Canadian Politics
6710. Intergovernmental Relations
6720. Local Politics
6740. Public Administration
6770. Canadian Provincial Politics
6780. Politics of the Atlantic Provinces
6800. Political Science Graduate Seminar
6810. Political Inquiry I (4 credit hours)
6820. Political Inquiry II (4 credit hours)
6900-10. Special Topics
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