Master's program

CSPT program requirements

In general, CSPT students must meet the core graduating requirements of their own department, as well as the specific requirements of the CSPT program:

(a) 3 units of CSPT courses including CSPT 501 and one of either CSPT 500 or CSPT 590

Note: With permission of the CSPT director, CSPT credit may be granted for a graduate theory seminar taught by a CSPT faculty member in a department different from the student’s own.

(b) An approved thesis which meets the requirements of both the CSPT program and the home department.

Composition of Supervisory Committee
CSPT students are required to have a CSPT Faculty as (Co-)Supervisor and at least two CSPT Faculty in their Supervisory Committee. At least one CSPT Faculty in the student’s Supervisory Committee must be from outside the student’s home department.

Note: The topic of the student’s thesis must be within the field of cultural, social, and political thought.

 

Length of MA program

The length of a CSPT MA program depends on the department, but it usually takes about 2-2.5 years.

Individual department requirements

(a) 1.5 units of ENGL 500
(b) 3.0 units of English Graduate courses
(c) 1.5 units of CSPT 501

(d) 1.5 unit other CSPT course at the 500 level

(e) 7.5 units of ENGL 599 (thesis) in the field of CSPT

The English (CSPT) MA program takes approximately 1.5 to 2 years to complete, but may be completed in 1 year, depending on the student's background.

For more information please see the English calendar requirements.

(a) 1.5 units of HIST 500
(b) 4.5 units of History Graduate courses including: 1.5 units of Geographical field course, 1.5 units of Topical field course, 1.5 units outside area of specialization
(c) Language requirement
(d) 9.0-10.5 units of HIST 599 (thesis) in the field of CSPT

The History (CSPT) MA program takes 2 years to complete.

For more information please see the History calendar requirements.

(a) 1.5 units of POLI 509
(b) 1.5 units from one of POLI 507, POLI 508, POLI 516, and POLI 540
(c) 1.5 units of any Political Science graduate course

(d) 3.0 units of CSPT Graduate Seminars (CSPT 500, CSPT 501)
(e) 9 units of POLI 599 (thesis) in the field of CSPT

The Political Science (CSPT) MA program takes approximately 2 years to complete.

For more information please see the Political Science calendar requirements.

(a) Master’s students must complete 7.5 units of course work.
Within, or in addition to the 7.5 units of course work, they must complete two CSPT graduate seminars (3.0 units).
At least 12 of the 15 units must be drawn from Sociology listings in the calendar.
(CSPT 500 and CSPT 501 are considered Sociology courses if taught by a member of the Sociology Department).

(b) CSPT Master’s students are required to demonstrate competence in both sociological theory (SOCI 503 or SOCI 504) and method (SOCI 507 and SOCI 515).
(c) 6 units of SOCI 599 (thesis) in the field of CSPT

The Sociology (CSPT) MA program takes 2 years to complete.

For more information please see the Sociology calendar requirements.


(a) 3.0 units of ES 500 and ES501
(b) 3.0 units of ES 503
(c) 1.5 units of ES 593
(d) A thesis worth from 7.5 units, on an approved topic within the field of cultural, social and political thought, under the direction of a supervisory committee including at least two participating CSPT faculty members to a total of 18 units for the program as a whole including the thesis and CSPT course requirements.

For more information please see the Environmental Studies calendar requirements

To complete the CSPT program in the Individual Interdisciplinary program a student must complete:
(a)
CSPT 501
(b) At least 1.5 units of
CSPT 500
(c) A thesis worth from 6 to 9 units, on an approved topic within the field of cultural, social and political thought, under the direction of a supervisory committee including at least two participating CSPT faculty members
(d) 3 to 6 units of other courses at the graduate level approved by the CSPT Program Director and the Interdisciplinary Special Arrangements Admissions Committee, to a total of 15 units for the program as a whole including the thesis and CSPT course requirements

For more information please see the
Individual Interdisciplinary program calendar requirements.