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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Political Science


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Chair: Scot Schraufnagel

Graduate Faculty

April Clark, associate professor, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Michael Clark, associate professor, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Kikue Hamayotsu, associate professor, Ph.D., Australian National University
J. Mitchell Pickerill, professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Andrea Radasanu, associate professor, Ph.D., University of Toronto
Scot Schraufnagel, professor, Ph.D., Florida State University
Matthew J. Streb, professor, Ph.D., Indiana University
Brendon Swedlow, associate professor, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Chas Thurber, assistant professor, Ph.D., Tufts University
Kheang Un, associate professor, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
Artemus Ward, professor, Ph.D., Syracuse

The Department of Political Science offers graduate programs leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Five fields are available in political science: American government and politics, public administration, political theory, comparative politics, and international relations.

Graduate study may lead to careers in government service (federal, state, and local), international business, teaching, and professional writing and research. Foreign study and overseas internship opportunities also exist. Students’ career objectives should be discussed with their departmental advisers.

In addition to the requirements below, students are expected to comply with the regulations contained in the appropriate graduate handbook.

Course Information

Many courses offered by the department relate to more than one field of political science. However, as a general guide to students, the following numbering system is used for political science classes.

-00 to -19, American government
-50 to -59, political theory
-60 to -79, comparative politics
-80 to -89, international relations

The following numbers are for courses not in any of the above fields.

-40 to -49, methodology
-90 to -99, general

 

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