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Master of Arts in Political Science

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Completing a Master of Arts degree in Political Science allows students to deepen their knowledge of comparative and international politics, improve their analytic writing skills, and expand their familiarity with advanced quantitative methods. After taking eight graduate courses, students will complete a Master’s thesis or professional project based on research begun during their graduate coursework. The program of study requires 30 credits beyond a Bachelor’s degree and must adhere to all policies and procedures of the Graduate College. Full-time students must be enrolled with a minimum of nine credits each semester, while part-time students must be enrolled with a minimum of three credits.

Faculty in the Boise State Political Science Department are active scholars who pursue innovative research around the world. The Master of Arts program harnesses their expertise to guide students as they gain skills in professional research in either the Accelerated or Traditional MA tracks.
Accelerated Master’s in Political Science
Traditional Master’s in Political Science
Political Science Master’s Student Handbook


Featured Faculty

Nisha Bellinger, Ph.D.

Nisha Bellinger

Assistant Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator
nishabellinger@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-4591

 


Associate Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator

Michael A. Allen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
MichaelAAllen@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-2518


Ross Burkart

Ross Burkhart, Ph.D.

Professor
Rburkha@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-3280


 Isaac Castellano

Isaac Castellano, Ph.D. 

Clinical Assistant Professor

isaaccastellano@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-2534


Stephen Utych

Stephen Utych, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Interim Ph.D. Program Director
stephenutych@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-3607


julie vandusky allen

Julie Vandusky-Allen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
JulieVanduskyAllen@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-1458


Professor

Brian Wampler, Ph.D.

Professor
bwampler@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-2650


Graduate Program Administrative Support

Leah Thompson

Leah Thompson
leahthompson846@boisestate.edu
208.426.2536
Administrative Assistant, Graduate Program support for Political Science Master’s program

Please apply online and submit questions and additional application material to pols-ma@boisestate.edu