The Political Science department at Temple University gives equal emphasis to training students for both the research and teaching sides of such a career. Most students in the M.A. program intend to pursue a Ph.D. either at Temple or elsewhere, immediately after graduation or after a few years of employment. Those who wish to pursue a Ph.D. at Temple are strongly encouraged to apply directly to the Ph.D. program at the outset of the admissions process. Some M.A. students use the degree to establish or strengthen credentials in teaching or for private/public sector positions; a few M.A. students want to strengthen their backgrounds for applications to other professional degree programs.
Areas of Specialization: The particular strengths in American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory are reflected in the brief biographical statements of the Graduate Faculty members' research and teaching interests:
- In American Politics, faculty teach and conduct research on political behavior, political economy, political institutions, public policy, and urban politics.
- In Comparative Politics, faculty focus on the issues of democratization; public policymaking; the role of the state in the economy; and identity politics in European and post-communist states, Latin America, China, and other developing nations.
- In International Relations, faculty emphasize the various theoretical approaches to the study of world politics and the testing of such theories in the areas of international security, international political economy, and the study of international organizations.
- In Political Theory, our strengths cluster around the research areas of late modernity; democratic and normative political theories, especially those pertaining to political questions of social and economic inequality, globalization, identity politics, and social movements; and the relationship between politics and religion.
Job Prospects: Most students in the M.A. program intend to pursue a Ph.D. immediately after graduation or after a few years of employment. Some M.A. students use the degree to establish or strengthen credentials in teaching or for private/public sector positions; a few M.A. students want to strengthen their background for applications to other professional degree programs.
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- Topics in Research Design
- Political Statistics I
- Government in American Society
- Comparative Politics
- International Politics
- Introduction to Political Theory
- 36 months
- 36 months
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- Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.
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