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Graduate Course Descriptions
The Department of Political Science offers graduate work leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.), the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). The department has approximately 100 students in its various on-campus programs, and about half these students are pursuing work at the doctoral level. The department also sponsors a large off-campus master's degree in public administration in which about 350 students are currently enrolled. A number of courses are offered in the evenings, especially in the public administration program.
The principal fields of study for the M.A. and Ph.D. are American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, public adminstration, and public policy. Special areas of concentration within certain fields are available at the doctoral level and currently include Congress and representation. The department also allows other areas of concentration with the approval of the student's advisory committee and the Graduate Program Director.
For information on the M.P.A.: www.ou.edu/cas/psc/pa
Are you interested in American politics? International affairs? Critical issues such as health, the environment, civil rights? Theories concerning the ideal government and how power and resources are allocated in society? Do you want to study these subjects and pursue a career based on your interest? If so, you should consider studying political science.
Why Study Political Science?
Political science students enjoy a versatility of skills and a marvelous range of exciting careers in federal, state and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; journalism; precollegiate education; electoral politics; research and university and college teaching.
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