M.A. Political Science

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Criminal Justice, Political Science and International Studies offers students the benefit of earning a Master of Arts degree in Political Science. This program provides an integration of disciplines and areas of interest in political science and international affairs. The Master of Arts in Political Science aims to give students a well- rounded education and understanding of the dynamic changes currently taking place in the international community. The degree requires the successful completion of 33 credits. Twelve credits compose the required courses that every student must take. The remaining 21 credits are elective depending on the student’s area of interest and concentration.

The M.A. in Political Science offers three areas of concentration—International Relations and the United Nations, International Justice Studies, and American Government and Politics. Grounded in the theoretical and applied knowledge of the discipline of political science, the program’s flexibility permits students to choose related and approved courses from the disciplines of criminal justice and history, as well as approved cross-listed courses in a variety of other disciplines.

International Relations and the United Nations and International Justice Studies are multidisciplinary concentrations which invite students to further explore the meaning of global citizenship, the practice of diplomacy, relations among states, the functions of international systems, and the processes of globalization, taking advantage of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s unique “Special Consultative Status” as a nongovernmental organization with the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), its membership in the U.N. Academic Impact, its accreditation by the U.N. Department of Public Affairs, and its relations with numerous diplomatic missions.

For further information, please contact

Dr. Samuel Raphalides
Director
sjraph@fdu.edu
201-692-2413