Plan of Study - 4+1 UMD Undergraduate
In the MS-Applied Political Analytic, 4+1 UMD Undergraduate option, UMD students would have completed 9 credits in their senior year. Students then complete the remaining 27 credits in nine months of full-time enrollment. The program features both seminar-style, face-to-face learning and online learning. Face-to-face classes meet at the College Park campus. UMD’s online learning environment delivers online content through easy to use web-based technology that enables learning in an engaging, interactive environment. Instruction is provided by university faculty and experts in the field.
Below is a sample plan of study. Students should use this as a guide to develop a plan with the program director. The program uses the semester academic calendar: fall and spring semester (16 weeks each) and winter session (3-weeks). Students who are admitted into the 4+1 UMD Undergraduate option complete three 3-credit courses (9 credits) in their senior year as part of the undergraduate degree. Students then apply for the master’s degree and enroll in nine 3-credit courses (27 credits in the “fifth” year) for program completion (12 credits fall, 3 credits winter, and 12 credits spring).
Specific class meeting information (days and time) is posted on UMD’s interactive web service services, Testudo. Once on that site, select “Schedule of Classes,” then the term/year. Courses are listed by academic unit.
Sample Plan of Study
The program uses specific section codes for registration which are listed on the sample plan of study. Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary semester to semester. Students should note if a course has a pre-requisite or co-requisite. UMD graduate students in other programs who are interested in registering for courses in this program, see Non-Program Student Registration. For a detailed course description, see Courses.
|Semester||Year||Course Number||Campus Section||Online Section||Credits|
|Fall||Senior||GVPT601||4+1 Option||4+1 Option||3|
|Fall||Senior||SURV621||4+1 Option||4+1 Option||3|
|Spring||Senior||GVPT624||4+1 Option||4+1 Option||3|
Below is a listing of all program courses with a general schedule. Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary. For a detailed course description, see Courses.
|Political Science||GVPT601||Research Design for Political Analysis||4+1 Option|
|Political Science||GVPT620||The Logic and Practice of Measurement|
|Political Science||GVPT621||Coding in Statistical Software|
|Political Science||GVPT624||National Security and International Relations||4+1 Option|
|Political Science||GVPT635||Public Opinion|
|Political Science||GVPT685||Voting, Campaigns, and Elections|
|Data Science||SURV615||Statistical Modeling I||4+1 Option|
|Data Science||SURV616||Statistical Modeling II|
|Data Science||SURV621||Fundamentals of Data Collection I|
|Data Science||SURV630||Questionnaire Design and Evaluation|
|Data Science||SURV727||Fundamentals of Computing and Data Display|
|Data Science||SURV740||Fundamentals of Inference|