Shana Gadarian, Chair, Political Science
100D Eggers Hall
Director of Graduate Studies, Political Science
100E Eggers Hall
All Faculty in PSC and in PAIA
Joint-degree students receive the M.A. in International Relations and the Ph.D. (but not the M.A.) in Political Science by completing a total of 79 credit hours - 58 hours of coursework along with 21 dissertation credits.
The following courses will simultaneously count toward both degree programs: PSC 651, PSC 693, PSC 783, PSC 792, PAI 762, PAI 763, and PAI 720 or PAI 723. All joint degree students must demonstrate competency in a second modern foreign language.
All Ph.D. students are required to pass qualifying examinations in two chosen fields of specialization, generally by the end of the third year. Students must also write and defend a doctoral dissertation.
Students with general questions and inquiries concerning procedures regarding this joint degree can contact Candy Brooks, Political Science Academic Advisor (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or Joshua Kennedy, Associate Director, Student Services, Public Administration and International Affairs (email@example.com
GRE tests for all applicants & TOEFL test for international applicants
Like other Ph.D. students in political science, joint degree students will be eligible for department assistantships and SU fellowships.
International Relations MA
Political Science PhD
Total Credits Required: 79
No more than 9 credits can be earned at another institution.
Part-time study is available.
Like other Ph.D. students in political science, joint degree students will be evaluated by department faculty each Spring.