The Conflict Analysis and Management Track

M.A. students complete 30 credit hours of course work.  All students must complete the three core courses. Beyond those, students select Political Science's Conflict Analysis and Management track, and may choose a thesis or a non-thesis track.  

CORE COURSES

Students in the program take four courses designed to help them comprehend the tools of social science research, generally taken during the first year of study. The core courses include:

        POL 60002 Scope and Epistemology

        POL 60003 Quantitative Methods I

        POL 60010 Qualitative Methods

M.A. candidates select the Conflict Analysis and Management concentration. Students will take the Status of the Field course for the selected concentration (POL 60101, 60501, or 60901), as well as three additional seminars (9 credit hours) in the field.        

CONCENTRATION COURSES

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, NON-THESIS TRACK

Students not writing a thesis will also complete two electives and one capstone paper (POL 60099). The six elective credit hours may include an internship course.  See the graduate handbook for more details on guidelines for the capstone paper.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, THESIS TRACK

Thesis writers complete a substantive thesis, the topic of which is identified in consultation with the advisor and committee. The thesis research and writing is generally conducted during the second year of study and fulfills remaining credit requirements. See the graduate handbook for more details on guidelines for the M.A. thesis.

Please contact Dr. Julie Mazzei, Graduate Coordinator, with questions regarding the M.A. program at jmazzei@kent.edu or (330) 672-8934.