Master’s degree work may follow either of two plans: 24 hours of coursework plus a thesis or 36 hours of coursework without a thesis. M.A. students are required to take POLS 5381, POLS 5382, and POLS 5383. The M.P. A. program requires 36 hours of coursework, an additional 3-hour capstone course, and an internship assignment. Courses are scheduled so that the M.P. A. degree may be obtained in evening study.