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Graduate Studies in Political Science
Joint Degree Programs, JD
Joint Degree Program, MA in International Relations/PhD in Political Science
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 and 21 dissertation credits.The following courses simultaneously count toward both degree programs: PSC 651, PSC 693, PSC 783, PSC 792, PAI 762, and PAI 720 or PAI 723. All joint degree students are required to demonstrate competency in a second modern foreign language, pass qualifying examinations in two chosen fields of specialization, generally by the end of the third year; and write and defend a doctoral dissertation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Political Science Research Workshops
The Political Science Department is a highly engaged, collaborative research environment. Each month, faculty and students meet to present and receive feedback on work in progress.
Graduate Student Honors and Awards
In addition to graduate assistantships as well as travel and project funding from the Maxwell School's interdisciplinary research centers, the Department of Political Science offers a number of honors and awards for graduate students. These awards are competitive and are used to recognize excellence in research, leadership and pursuing careers focused on civic engagement.
See a complete list of department awards and recent recipients on our Answers page.
I am Maxwell.
Being in Maxwell and part of the larger Syracuse University, we have more than enough resources for students to receive grants and scholarships, but also to collaborate with faculty whether you are interested in quantitative studies, qualitative studies or doing a mixed method approach."
Ph.D. candidate (political science)