While the Department does have separate M.A. and Ph.D. tracks, the beginning graduate student will complete an M.A. degree prior to work at the doctoral level. If an M.A. degree in political science has already been obtained from another institution, the applicant may be considered for doctoral studies upon request following the first semester.
Neverthless, not all students wish to pursue a Ph.D., and instead seek employment or admission to a professional school after earning the M.A. degree. Once course requirements are fulfilled, the student is examined in one specialization (major) and one concentration (minor) area, both of which must be selected from the four areas offered by the Department. These examinations are evaluated by the faculty members in each area, and at that time a decision is made about whether or not the student should pursue doctoral work in the Department.
You can apply until:
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This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
When applying, the following items should be submitted through the Purdue University Graduate School website.
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