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This zero-credit-hour course is used to assess the knowledge and skills that are imparted by the Political Science Graduate Program to its students. Graduating must enroll in the class and take the comprehensive exam. The exam will test how students can synthesize knowledge in three subfields of Political Science. The students will get pass/fail grades for the course.

Prerequisite(s): At least 21 credit hours taken, at least 3 subfield seminars taken, and permission of Graduate Program Chair. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

Political Science, MS

The Department of Political Science's vision is to provide quality research, teaching, and service for our students, community, and academic field in order to produce qualified individuals and advanced knowledge to benefit communities regionally, nationally, and internationally.  UNO is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a doctoral and research institution.  We value diversity among faculty, staff, and students and recognize its essential contribution to campus culture and development of knowledge.  The Master of Science in political science offers a broad foundation in the discipline with a high degree of interdisciplinary collaboration, if desired.  Some students enter the program with the intention of continuing on with their PhD, while others use the program to prepare themselves as practitioners in the fields of education, government, intelligence, law, journalism, non-profit, or lobbying.  Students can earn the degree completely on-line, on-campus, or blended (on-line/on-campus).