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2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, Ph.D.

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About the Political Science Doctoral Program

The doctoral degree requires a minimum of 61 semester hours of graduate work beyond the bachelor’s degree, exclusive of credit for the dissertation. A minimum tool requirement for all Ph.D. students is the successful completion of POLS 5381  and POLS 5382  (or their equivalents) plus POLS 5383  with a minimum grade of B. Additional language or tool requirements may be imposed at the time of the student’s preliminary examination and will be tailored to the student’s field of specialization. Students may be admitted directly into the doctoral program without first having completed a master’s degree.

Students are required to complete coursework in two major fields and one minor field. For the qualifying examination, the student will select two major fields and will be tested in those fields only. There will be no exam for the minor field.

Additional information and application materials for these programs can be found at www.depts.ttu.edu/politicalscience. Interested students may also address questions and information requests to polsgrad@ttu.edu for the M.A. and Ph.D. programs and to mpa@ttu.edu for the M.P.A. program. A brochure providing additional information may also be obtained by writing to the department.

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