2017-2018 Graduate Catalog
East Stroudsburg Normal School opened it doors on September 4, 1893. Today, ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 58 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees and is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog > Programs and Course Descriptions > Political Science > Political Science M.A.
Purpose of degree:
The Master of Arts in Political Science prepares graduates for positions in the public, non-profit, or private sector at various levels — domestic, foreign, or international - or for further graduate or professional study, such as law school. The graduate political science curriculum comprises the systematic study of the theory and practice of politics at various levels — domestic, foreign, and international.
Graduate students can focus their program of study on questions of a theoretical nature, the role and performance of political institutions and political systems, or the behavior of individuals and groups.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Special resources of the department:
The department provides internship opportunities for students who are interested in exploring employment in the public or private sectors.
Students must elect at least one course from each group:
Students may select up to six credits from related areas: history, economics, sociology, geography, or other approved electives.
A knowledge of the fundamentals of one foreign language is required unless waived under the provisions set forth in the Graduate Catalog.
In addition to the required courses, students must pass a comprehensive examination.
Admissions requirements and deadlines
The department follows the requirements of the office of Graduate Studies for admission.
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