Political Science - M.A. and Ph.D. Download to print
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Political Science
302 Bowman Hall
The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Political Science consist of three concentrations: American Politics and Policy, Conflict Analysis and Management, and Transnational and Comparative Politics and Policy. Students take courses in two selected concentrations. Courses within each concentration can be found in the Political Science Department graduate handbook or on the Political Science Department web site: http://www.kent.edu/polisci/graduate/graduate-curriculum.cfm.
Official transcript(s), 3.0 GPA, GRE, goal statement, three letters of recommendation and a writing sample. Please refer to the University policy for graduate admissions.
The M.A. program is designed for students who do not anticipate continuing their education beyond the master’s degree, or who do not plan to continue their education at Kent State.
All full-time Ph.D. student should take the teaching course (POL 71094, College Teaching in Political Science) in the spring of their first year. Part-time Ph.D. students take the teaching course in the first spring after they have completed 9 units.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
1. Understand the theoretical underpinnings of public policy and political science.
2. Analyze public policies and politics from a variety of perspectives.
3. Communicate an understanding of public policy and political phenomenon to several different audiences including scholars, practitioners, and citizens.
M.A.: Student must complete a non-thesis or thesis option.
To meet the residency requirement, all Ph.D. students must spend two consecutive semesters pursuing doctoral studies.
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