MA Learning Outcomes and Assessment Plan

Master of Arts Program Mission Statement

The Master of Arts program provides graduate students with an advanced understanding of the main subfields in the discipline of political science, ensuring mastery of established theories and findings, and the ability to analyze current challenges and controversies. Graduates will be trained to engage in theoretically-based and methodologically-sound academic research, to be thoughtful contributors to political debates and policy discussions, and to transmit their knowledge to others via teaching, writing, and scholarship.  

Assessment Plan (PDF Format) 

Learning Outcomes for the Political Science Master of Arts Program

1. Students will develop in-depth understanding of one or more subfields in political science.
2. Students will be able to analyze complex political questions utilizing discipline-based theories.
3. Students will develop necessary skills for conducting and executing research on the political process.  
4. Students will learn to integrate and present research findings.
5. Students will be able to situate and analyze political activity in local, national, and global contexts. 
6. Students will be able to apply the findings of advanced political science research to contemporary issues and debates.

Curriculum Grid

Course #

Outcome 1

Outcome 2

Outcome 3

Outcome 4

Outcome 5

Outcome 6

5040

X

X

X

X

X

X

5050XXXXXX

5090

X

X

 

 

 

X

5100

X

X

 

 

 

X

5260

X

X

X

X

X

X

5270

X

X

X

X

X

X

5310XXXXXX

5440

X

X

 

 

 

 

5500XXXXXX
5960XXXXXX
5980XXXXXX
5990XXXXXX
4000XXXXXX
4030XXXXXX
4040XXXXXX
4060XXXXXX
4080XXXX X
4090XXXXXX
4140XXXXXX
4180XXXXXX
4250XXXXXX
4260XXXXXX
4270XXXXXX
4290XXXXXX

4310

X

X

X

X

X

X

4330

X

X

 

 

 

X

4350

X

X

 

 

 

X

4370

X

X

 

 

 

X

4410XXXXXX
4460XXXXXX
4500XXXXXX
4510XXXXXX
4520XXXXXX
4530XXXXXX
4540XXXXXX
4580XXXXXX
4590XXXXXX

PHIL 4100

X

X

 

 

 

X

PHIL 4130

X

X

 

 

 

X

PHIL 5440

X

X

 

 

 

X