Political Science Graduate Education at UTD
MA in Legislative Studies
Beginning in 2009, a new program in Legislative studies will be offered at UTD. This program is a one-year professional MA designed to prepare the student to work in the arena of legislative politics. Students will take four courses in each of the fall and spring terms and complete 6 hours of internship credit to complete the 30-hour degree. Students will take courses from political science faculty such as Greg Thielemann, Robert Lowry, Tom Brunell and Marianne Stewart and seasoned professionals such as former Texas State Representative Fred Hill.
Ph.D. in Political Science
The Ph.D. in Political Science began operation in the 2003-2004 academic year. Based in the School of Social Sciences, the program draws on the talents of an exceptional faculty. The Political Science Ph.D. offers students the opportunity to explore new and exciting aspects of the discipline, including the rapidly evolving nature of Texas politics.
Two full-time fellowships are provided through the Center for the Study of Texas Politics to graduate students interested in examining Texas politics as a part of their graduate education. The fellows assist in the development of the Center’s programs, participate in Center research projects, and assist with the undergraduate teaching missions of the school.
All Political Science graduate students, whether fellows
or not, who have an interest in Texas politics are given opportunities
to examine the institutional, structural, and behavioral aspects of Texas
politics through the institutions track in the Ph.D. program. These unique
opportunities allow students to gain access to valuable resources that
can assist them in their original research. For more information, we encourage
you to use the following link to visit the Political Science website.