The sequence for the satisfactory completion of M.A. requirements is as follows:
- 18 credits* of course work - (at least 12 credits must be Social & Political Thought courses)**
- In order to ensure interdisciplinary breadth, at least 3 credits must be taken in another SPT field other than the student’s primary SPT field ( there are 3 fields and fields are designated by course code)
- The Major Research Paper
- An MA oral examination
* A full course is a 6 credit course and is usually offered over two terms.
A half course is a 3 credit course and is usually offered over one term
** a maximum of 6 credits may be taken as a directed reading course (Social & Political Thought 6001 6.0 or 6001 3.0). No more than 6 credits may be taken with one faculty member, with the exception of a directed reading course.
(Course requirements currently pending Senate approval - expected approval date: August 2016)
All MA requirements are superseded by FGS policies
For more information about Degree Requirements, see Current Students - Degree Requirements.