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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Political Science MA

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The Department of Political Science is home to a dynamic faculty, devoted to studying political phenomena at all levels of interest to our graduate students, including local, state, national, and international issues. Our program is oriented to the scientific study of politics of all types. Whether our graduate students seek to study international relations, American politics, public law or foreign political systems, UB’s Department of Political Science is committed to satisfying student interests in each of these areas.

Electives & Culminating Experience (18 credits)

Electives (12-18 credits)

Number of elective credits may vary depending on choice made to complete the culminating experience. Be sure to complete enough elective credit to reach 30 minimum total credit hours.

Select from:

  • Any Political Science (PSC) 500, 600 or 700-level course
  • up to 9 cr of coursework from outside departments, with DGS approval.
  • Limit of up to 6 credits of PSC 670 TUT: Independent Study. 

Culminating Experience: Exam, Project, Portfolio or Thesis (0-6 credits)

Total Credit Hours: 30

3.0 Degree GPA required


Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 30 Hours


  • 2 to 4 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

Program Contact

Mary O’Brien
520 Park Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: meobrien@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-3441
Fax: 716-645-2166

SED Statement

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

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