The objective of the M.P.S. is to provide a basic understanding of government and governing procedures and problems to those students with varied undergraduate backgrounds who are in or are seeking careers in higher or secondary education, the legal profession, state or local government, the federal bureaucracy, journalism, or any quasi-public organization which monitors the political process.The M.P.S. program consists of a common core of five courses and 25 additional quarter hours of study which may be selected from any political science or public administration offerings acceptable for graduate credit. With the consent of the M.P.S. advisor, a student may take up to 15 quarter hours of course work from any other discipline offering graduate courses. These 15 hours would be applied toward the 25 elective hours required. Awarding of the degree is conditional on completion of 50 graduate quarter hours, meeting of Graduate School requirements, and passing of a Master's Comprehensive Examination at the end of the course work.
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Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999