MA Thesis : Candidates for the MA degree are required to write a thesis and defend it.
Ph.D. Entrance Examination : After completing 24 credit hours of course work in the MA program, those students with a minimum GPA. of 3.75 may directly apply to the Ph.D. program. Those who successfully complete their MA program with a thesis must take the entrance examination for the Ph.D. program.
Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination Students will be examined by a committee after the completion of at least 24 credits at the Ph.D. level. Students who pass this examination may register for POLS 790
Dissertation: Students who complete their dissertation are required to defend it.
For further information regarding the Graduate Rules and Regulations, please check the
Decree of Graduate Admission and Education