The Master of Arts in Political Science, Political Analysis Specialization offers advanced training in empirical inquiry while gaining a sophisticated understanding of politics and political processes. The specialization prepares students for careers as analysts in a broad range of organizations including government, non-profits, campaigns, advocacy groups, and the private sector.

Effective Fall 2021

Required Courses:
POLS 624Scope and Methods of Political Science3
POLS 625Quantitative Methods of Political Research I3
POLS 693Advanced Topics--Research Methods3
Select one course from the following: 13
Qualitative Methods in Political Science
Quantitative Methods of Political Research II
Track Electives 29
Traditional Subfield Courses (Select one option below):9
First Option:
Three courses across the subfields of American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, Public Policy and Public Administration, Environmental Politics and Policy, or the Power, Justice and Democracy Specialization
Second Option:
Two courses in one POLS subfield
Approaches to the Study of Politics
Electives 36
Program Total Credits:36

A minimum of 36 credits are required to complete this program.