M.A. Capstone Project
The M.A. in Political Science at Saint Louis University culminates in a capstone project. There are four options (follow the links on the right for more information):
- The M.A. thesis (6 credit hours)
- The capstone internship (6 credit hours)
- The professional quality paper (0 credit hours)
- The comprehensive exam (0 credit hours)
All students need 30 credit hours for the degree; hence, the first two options require 24 credit hours of classes plus the 6 credit-hour capstone. The last two options require a full 30 hours of classes.
According to Graduate School regulations, all M.A. programs must have an oral exam conducted by three faculty members. For Political Science, this exam will be tailored to fit each of the capstone options.