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

5050 X X X X X X

5090

X

X

 

 

 

X

5100

X

X

 

 

 

X

5260

X

X

X

X

X

X

5270

X

X

X

X

X

X

5310 X X X X X X

5440

X

X

 

 

 

 

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

4310

X

X

X

X

X

X

4330

X

X

 

 

 

X

4350

X

X

 

 

 

X

4370

X

X

 

 

 

X

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

PHIL 4100

X

X

 

 

 

X

PHIL 4130

X

X

 

 

 

X

PHIL 5440

X

X

 

 

 

X