Graduate Studies

Master of Arts in Political Science

The Master of Arts in Political Science is designed for students who wish to proceed to further post-graduate study at the doctoral level as well as those who seek to terminate their study with the Master’s degree.

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Graduate Student Association (PSGSA)

The Political Science Graduate Student Association is a student-run organization of the graduate students of the Political Science Department at SFSU. We come together to heighten the experience at San Francisco State University and to create a core group that advocates for the needs and desires of the Political Science graduate students on campus.

Master's Degree Guidelines, Procedures, Thesis Requirements

Some words on thesis, from proposal to review, as well as grad school tips.

Graduate Program Guidelines for Comprehensive Exams

Basic exam information, committee selection, readings, format and length, grading

Graduate Advisor

Graduate Advisor's contact information

Political Theory Comprehensive Exam Guidelines

These guidelines are for the political theory comprehensive exam specifically, because what counts as command of the field is quite different than in the other subfields in political science.

Graduate Teaching Assistants

Graduate Teaching Assistants are primarily responsible for assisting the course instructor with facilitating a learning environment for students. The role of a graduate teaching assistant can be challenging and very rewarding. Besides possibly receiving three units or financial compensation, GTAs are able to gain valuable teaching experience and are often provided with professional references upon completion.

Graduate Admissions

Admission requirements and the application process

Graduate Curriculum

The courses that graduate students need to take.