VIII. Graduate Programs
Rural Studies PhD Program
The Department of Political Science is a participant in the PhD program in Rural Studies in the field of sustainable rural communities. Included in the graduate faculty for this program are J. Clark, C. Dauda, J. Diez, Craig Johnson, and I. Spears. PhD students will enroll in the interdepartmental rural studies program; those with advisors in the Department of Political Science will have access to departmental facilities. Please consult the Rural Studies listing for a detailed description.
Collaborative International Development Studies MA/MSc Program
The Department of Political Science participates in the MA Collaborative International Development Studies (CIDS) program. Please consult the International Development Studies listing for a detailed description of the MA collaborative program including the special additional requirements for each of the participating departments.
Thesis option in the CIDS program:
Students pursuing a thesis option will complete six courses plus Pro-Seminar and a thesis as described below for a total of 3.75 credits.
Major Paper option :
Students pursuing the major paper option will complete eight courses plus Proseminar and a major paper as described below for a total of 5.25 credits.