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American Studies 050
Behavioral and Neural Sciences 112
Biology 120
Business and Science 137
Chemistry 160
Creative Writing 200
Criminal Justice 202
Economics 220
English 350 (Includes American Literature 352)
Environmental Science 375
Environmental Geology 380
Global Affairs 478
History 510
Jazz History and Research 561
Management 620
Mathematical Sciences 645
Nursing 705
Peace and Conflict Studies 735
Physics, Applied 755
Political Science 790
Graduate Courses
Psychology 830
Public Administration 834
Urban Environmental Analysis and Management
Global Urban Systems 977 (Joint Ph.D with NJIT)
Women's and Gender Studies 988
Divisions of the University
Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Graduate School-Newark 2020-2022 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Political Science 790 Program  


The Department of Political Science offers a Masters degree in Political Science. The Masters degree prepares students to work in the public and private international sectors, as well as in non-governmental organizations, think-tanks, foundations, and media companies focusing on regional, national and global issues.

Students may attain the MA by completing the requirements for a Specialization in
1) the American Political System or
2) International Relations.

A specialization in the American Political System focuses on American politics and public policy and U.S. urban politics and public administration.

A specialization in International Relations focuses on global and international politics, international political economy, and comparative politics.

Courses are also regularly offered in political theory, constitutional law, comparative politics, and research methodology.  Students may complete the Concentration in Women and Gender Studies in conjunction with the Master's degree.

The Masters degree requires 30 credits of coursework and is composed of the following requirements: Students will need to complete three core courses: the introductory Approaches to Political Science, a research methodology course and the Capstone course in Political Science. In order to fulfill the requirements for the specialization, students will need to take three courses in their specialization, either in American or Global Politics. The remaining four courses can be taken from the general course offerings.

General information related to the Graduate School's Academic Policies and Procedures and Degree Requirements can also be found within this catalog.
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