ASPECTS OF THE
PSCI GRADUATE PROGRAM
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The mission of the Master of Science in Political Science program is to provide students with a rigorous program to develop a deeper understanding of governments, foreign policy, international relations, the public and politics so they may utilize their knowledge and skills in their community.
The Master's Degree in Political Science (MS PSCI) is designed to allow students the flexibility to take courses in their interest areas. It is a 30 credit hour program, which allows full-time students to complete it within two years. Some students enter the program with the intention of continuing on with their PH.D., while others use the program to prepare themselves as practitioners in the fields of education, government, intelligence, law, journalism, non-profit, or lobbying. The program also offers two certifications: Graduate Certification in Global Intelligence Operations and Graduate Certification in Intelligence and National Security, to be earned as part of one's program.
Our program offers the maximum possible flexibility to tailor an area of specialization. Your flexibility in this program encourages you to create a program of study that incorporates interests in other disciplines such as communications, criminal justice, economics, geography, history, psychology, public administration, social work, sociology, teacher education, and urban studies. We accept up to 12 units of credit toward your MS in Political Science from outside the department. In addition, we accept up to 10 units of transfer credit from other MS programs.