I. Registration Information for Political Science MA Programs
II. Student Record Worksheets
To keep track of your courses and requirements, your chair creates a worksheet for each student. The college also has a parallel on-line Degree Progress form, which your chair also follows. Below are the worksheets for students in the International Affairs and the Urban Policy and Administration programs. Please update your form at the beginning of each semester.
International Affairs: StudentRecord-IA
Urban Policy and Administration: For students who matriculated before Fall 2012: Urban Policy and Administration Requirements Checklist.
III. College Support
The Office of the Bursar is pleased to introduce a new appointment service for all registered Brooklyn College students. The Bursar Counseling Appointment Tool (BCAT) will allow students to register for a one on one appointment with a Bursar advisor in a private and focused setting. The Bursar advisors will handle issues and inquiries that include:
*Account review: Detailed questions about charges or payments on a student’s account.
*Tuition liability charges: Inquiries regarding charges for dropped courses.
*CUNYfirst issues: Problems viewing or paying a balance online.
*Payment options: Questions about payment options available to students.
Please keep in mind no appointment is required to make payments or for basic account inquiries. For these services, please visit the Bursar representatives at the Enrollment Services Center in the lobby of the West Quad Building. Students may access BCAT via BC Webcentral and selecting E-Services>Schedule an Appointment>Bursar Counseling Appointment Tool (BCAT). Appointments will be available from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday as well as Monday and Wednesday evenings from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. If you have any questions or comments regarding this service, please contact us at BCBursar@brooklyn.cuny.edu.
Below is the full list of masters courses offered in the masters program, categorized into the five main fields of politiical science: poltiical theory, American politics, international politics, comparative politics, and research/statistics. Fuller descriptions of each course can be found on the Brooklyn College website.
- U.S. Foreign Policy (POLS 7600X)
- Modern International Politics (POLS 7610X)
- International Organization (POLS 7620X)
- International Law (POLS 7630X)
- Global Gender Politics (POLS 7640X)
- Human Rights and World Politics (POLS 7650X)
- Globalization and International Cooperation (POLS 7660X)
- North-South Relationships in World Politics (POLS 7670X)
- Global Politics and Global Climate Change (POLS 7680X)
- Selected Topics in International Relations (POLS 7691X)
- Political Economy of Migration (POLS 7665X)
- Political Systems in Developing Areas: The Far East (POLS 7712X)
- Political Systems in Developing Areas: The Middle East (POLS 7713X)
- Political Systems in Developing Areas:Sub-Saharan Africa (POLS 7714X)
- Political Systems in Developing Areas: Latin America (POLS 7716X)
- Comparative Politics (POLS 7720X)
- Postcommunist Politics (POLS 7730X)
- The Military and Police in Politics (POLS 7740X)
- Violence and Politics (POLS 7770X)
- Democratization (POLS 7775X)
- Political Development (POLS 7780X / POL 778)
- Postindustrial Politics and the State (POLS 7790X)
- Selected Topics in Comparative Politics (POLS 7891X)
Research and Methodology:
- Master’s Thesis (POLS 7910G / POL 791)
- Research Tutorial (POLS 7930X / POL 793)
- Independent Study (POLS 7940X / POL 794)
- International Affairs Internships (POLS 7950G / POL 795)
- Statistics in Political Science (POLS 7000X / POL 700)
- Methodology: Empirical Political Science (POLS 7160X)
- Professional Development (POLS 7960) Want to succeed in the MA program in International Affairs and turn your degree into a rewarding career? For the first time ever (and soon to be a required course), take our seminar in professional development. You will get an overview of the field international affairs, key insights into how to meet all the program’s requirements, and build skills for your job search. By the end of the semester, you will have a database of employers targeted for your interests, a well-honed resume, a persuasive job application letter, and well-developed and connected Linked-in profile.
- U.S. Constitutional Law I (POLS 7200X)
- U.S. Constitutional Law II (POLS 7210X)
- Criminal Justice and Public Policy (POLS 7220X)
- Computer Applications in Political Science (POLS 7240G)
- U.S. Party System (POLS 7300X / POL 730)
- Policy Formulation in U.S. Government (POLS 7310X)
- The Presidency in the United States (POLS 7320X)
- The Legislative Process in the United States (POLS 7330X)
- Policy Analysis (POLS 7340X)
- Politics and Public Opinion Formation (POLS 7350X)
- The Politics of the American Labor Movement (POLS 7360X)
- Policy Evaluation (POLS 7370X)
- Public Administration (POLS 7400X)
- Fieldwork / Internship (POLS 7450G)
- Metropolitan Areas and Community Power Analysis (POLS 7470X)
- Planning for Metropolitan Areas (POLS 7480X / POL 748)
- Selected Topics in American Government (POLS 7491X)
- Selected Topics in American Government (POLS 7492X)
- Government of New York City/Urban Politics (POLS 7510X)
- Health Care Politics (POLS 7550X)
- Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States (POLS 7570)
- Ancient and Medieval Political Thought (POLS 7010X)
- Modern Political Thought (POLS 7020X)
- American Political Thought (POLS 7030X)
- Counter-Revolution (POLS 7040X)
- Fear in Politics (POLS 7050X)
- Biopolitics (POLS 7060X)
- Twentieth-Century Political Thought (POLS 7100X)
- Theory of Anti-Capitalist Movements (POLS 7140X)
- Organization Theory (POLS 7150X / POL 715)
- Master’s Seminar (POLS 7170X / POL 717)
- Ethics and Politics (POLS 7180X / POL 718)
- Selected Topics in Political Theory (POLS 7190X)
Q: How do I file for graduation? A: CUNY First
Q: How do I register for the comprehensive exam? A: The deadline is always posted on the BC Calendar- usually falls in late February. a) Go to your webportal b) Click on e-Services c) Click on Student Transactions d) Under Graduate Studies folder-click on Apply for comprehensive Exam.
Q: What happens if you fail the comprehensive exam? You get two attempts to pass.
Q: I want to write a thesis, how do I file for a thesis title and when is the deadline? A: You will file for a thesis title AFTER you get approved by the department. The deadline for turning in a thesis title can be found on the Brooklyn College Calendar. a) Go to your webportal; b) Click on e-Services; c) Click on Graduate Student Forms; d) Download the “Application for Filing Thesis Title”
Q: How do I petition a grade? A: There are two different types of petitions, the Student Petition for an Exception to the Brooklyn College Bulletin or the “F” grade replacement online form. a) The Student Petition form can be found by logging into your webportal, go to your e-Services tab and click on Graduate Student forms and download “Graduate Student Petition Title” b) The Graduate Student Petition, allows student to petition any extraordinary circumstance such as, grade replacement, exceeding 7 years to graduate, thesis not being accepted, failing comprehensive or language exam, c) The F grade replacement online form is to put in a request to replace an F
Q: I am on academic probation how do I register? A: Contact your Graduate Deputy, who will complete the required form.
Q: I want to take a course outside Brooklyn College. How do I register? A: If your adviser gives permission to take the course, you can then apply for an E-Permit by going to e-permit.cuny.edu OR c) You can download the e-permit form by going to your webportal- going to e-services- clicking on Student Transactions- under Registration folder click on “Take courses at another CUNY college (ePermit). Fill out the form and turn it into the E-Permit Office located in the West Quad Building. If you want to take a course outside of CUNY it requires a non-CUNY permit which can be obtained at the Registrar’s office in the West Quad Center.