The Department of Political Science offers graduate courses leading to four separate Political Science graduate degrees: (1) Master of Arts (M.A.); (2) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); (3) dual M.A./J.D. degree in cooperation with Loyola’s School of Law; and (4) dual B.A./M.A. that is open to undergraduate Political Science majors. Graduate seminars are conducted in three areas of specialization: American Politics, Comparative Politics and International Relations, and Political Theory. The Department's goal is to offer students a highly personalized and distinctive graduate education within the unique urban setting of Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus in the City of Chicago.
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The Department of Political Science offers graduate courses in a number of fields and subfields. Most classes are conducted in a seminar form. Specific attention is given to the individual needs of the students. All graduate classes are conducted by full-time members of the department. In addition to directed reading and research studies conducted for individual students, the following field and subfield areas are covered:
American Politics includes courses in The Executive Branch, The Legislative Branch, Constitutional Politics, Judicial Process and Public Law, Political Parties and Elections, Public Policy-Making, Intergovernmental Relations.
Comparative and International Politics includes courses in Comparative Political Systems, Politics of the Developing Areas, European Politics, Theories of International Politics, International Political Economy, U.S. Foreign Policy, International Law.
Political Theory includes courses in Ancient Political Thought, Medieval Political Thought, Modern Political Thought, 19th Century Political Thought, Contemporary Political Thought, American Political Thought, Socialism, Liberalism, Political Ethics.
For further information, please contact Professor Peter J. Schraeder, Graduate Program Director. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Office phone: 773-508-3070.