Dec 07, 2021  
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
  
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog

Political Science, M.A.


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Plan A (Thesis)


Graduate Credit


At least 30 hours of graduate credit, to include:

  • At least 6 additional hours of coursework in political science.
  • A maximum of 9 hours of coursework in disciplines other than political science.
  • A minimum of 4 hours thesis research.
  • A master’s thesis demonstrating independent research, written under the supervision of the major professor.
  • An oral examination conducted by the graduate committee covering all coursework and the thesis.
  • No more than 6 hours of grades lower than 3.000 may be counted toward the minimum number of hours required for the degree.
  • Students must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.000.

Plan B (Non-Thesis)


Graduate Credit


At least 30 hours of graduate credit, to include:

  • At least 6 additional hours of coursework in political science.
  • A maximum of 12 hours of coursework in disciplines other than political science.
  • Plan B paper that reflects the quality but not scope of a master’s thesis, written under the supervision of the major professor.
  • An oral examination conducted by the graduate committee covering all coursework and the Plan B paper.
  • No more than 6 hours of grades lower than 3.000 may be counted toward the minimum number of hours required for the degree.
  • Students must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.000.

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