College of Humanities and Social Sciences

MA Political Science

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the relevance for politics and policy-making of formal political institutions, rules, and processes in the U.S. and cross-nationally
  • Understand the relevance for politics and policy-making of non-institutional aspects of politics, including the roles of class, race, gender, religion, and political beliefs in the U.S. and cross-nationally
  • Understand the relevance of classical and contemporary political philosophy to the study of politics
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of various tools of analysis, including library research, computer skills, and data analysis techniques
  • Be able to think and write clearly, critically, and intelligently about topics relevant to political science and to defend claims in writing and orally at a level appropriate to a graduate degree
*Retrieved from Compliance Assist January 2, 2019. For the most up-to-date information, please contact the program.