Applied Politics, MAP
The Master of Applied Politics, in cooperation with the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, is one of the few programs in the United States focusing on practical politics. It is designed for students interested in efforts to influence political decisions. This includes activities to capture elective public office in partisan contests, influencing legislation, and political organization.
Admission is open to students who have completed a four-year undergraduate degree and who fulfill the admission requirements of the Graduate School. Three letters of recommendation (at least one from a faculty member who has worked with the student in the past two years, if applicable) and a personal statement outlining the expected fit between the student’s skills and objectives and the department’s programs and resources are required. No specific field of undergraduate major is required for admission. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required. The program is designed to accommodate students taking course work on a part-time basis.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
|3700:570||Campaign Management I||3|
|3700:571||Campaign Management II||3|
|3700:600||Scope & Theories of Political Science||3|
|3700:601||Research Methods in Political Science||3|
|3700:672||Seminar: Political Influence & Organizations||3|
|3700:695||Internship in Government & Politics 1||3|
|Select six credits of the following: 2||6|
|Survey Research Methods|
|Political Opinion, Behavior & Electorial Politics|
|Campaign and Election Law|
|Select fifteen credits of additional course work from above or from approved courses in Political Science, Communication, Public Administration, or other departments.||15|
Three credits required: additional credits will be counted toward elective credit.
Six credits must be at the 600-level
Prepare an applied politics portfolio containing:
- At least two major papers prepared for required courses.
- An applied politics capstone project assigned by the student’s advisor.
Pass an oral defense of the applied politics portfolio.