Political Science (M.S.) - General

Political Science (M.S.) - General

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
PPOG 502Economics and Public Policy3
PPOG 503Political Philosophy3
PPOG 506Introduction to Geopolitics and International Diplomacy3
PPOL 505Applied Public Policy Research Methods3
PSCI 501Political Science, Public Policy & Statesmanship3
PSCI 600Comparative Politics3
PSCI 610Contemporary Political Process & Trends3
Total Hours21
General Cognate 1
Choose nine credit hours of General Cognate courses9
Total Hours9
Thesis or Elective Courses 1,2
PSCI 688Thesis Proposal3
PSCI 689Thesis Proposal & Research 33
PSCI 690Thesis Defense 40
Total Hours6

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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