Stony Brook's highly regarded Dept. of Political Science offers students a first rate instructional faculty. Faculty members include internationally recognized scholars in the fields of political psychology, public opinion, and political behavior who have
- Long Island City, United States; New York City, United States
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year
- Program Description:
- The Master of Arts in Political Science degree program at Stony Brook University focuses on the psychology of public opinion and attitude change. The program builds on our successful, internationally renowned PhD program in political psychology. The M.A. degree program teaches advanced skills in political psychology, public opinion, and political attitudes. The Political Science M.A. program will introduce students to theories that help to make sense of public attitudes and behavior, familiarize them with core research on the dynamics of attitudes and opinions, and provide them with first-hand experience on the major research methods used to study the dynamics of public opinion. Students in the M.A. program will gain direct exposure to major research methods in political psychology through the department’s two political psychology labs as well as the Center for Survey Research, which is housed in the department. The program may be completed in a calendar year by full-time students and within 2 years by students who select a part-time schedule.
Stony Brook's highly regarded Dept. of Political Science offers students a first rate instructional faculty. Faculty members include internationally recognized scholars in the fields of political psychology, public opinion, and political behavior who have all published extensively on these topics. Courses in the program will illuminate the techniques that can be used to mobilize support for a specific political candidate, build support for a particular issue position, or alter public behavior such as electricity usage or the purchase of more energy efficient appliances.
The M.A. program is designed to benefit students with diverse interests and career goals. It will help to prepare students who wish to enter a PhD program in political science, communications, or social psychology. It will also benefit students interested in the fields of political campaigns, public relations, media, polling, or who work for federal or local legislators or not-for –profit organizations.
- Setting Description:
- Stony Brook's reach extends from its 1,039-acre campus on Long Island's North Shore–encompassing the main academic areas, an 8,300-seat stadium and sports complex and Stony Brook Medicine. Stony Brook University is located in the village of Stony Brook, New York, a residential neighborhood 65 miles east of New York City. With a train station on-campus, NYC is a less than 1.5 hour train ride away.
- Tuition and fees at Stony Brook, set by the State University of New York, are considerably below those of comparable programs on Long Island and throughout the greater New York metropolitan area. Please visit the Bursar's Website for a current listing of fees.
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