M.A. in Public Policy - Thesis Track

Requirements (18 credits)
PS-510Policy Analysis3
PS-515Public Policy Research Design3
PS-516Research Methods3
PS-518Theory, Policy, Ethics3
PS-595Political Science Practicum3
PS-692Public Policy Master's Thesis3
Electives (12 credits)
Select four of the following:12
Public Opinion and Polling
Public Opinion and Media
Political Communication
Seminar on Emerging Challenges in International and Community Social Work
Social Work Administration
History Urbanization in America
Gender, Family, and Policy
Environmental Policy
Global Policies and Issues
Comparative Public Policy
American Foreign Policy
Special Topics/Special Projects
Readings and Research
Total Credits30


  • Students interested in pursuing the thesis option must consult with the department before submitting the e-FORM to change their program.