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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
Fall 5 GVPT620 PCA* PWA* 3
Fall 5 SURV615 PCA* PWA* 3
Fall 5 SURV727 PCA* PWA* 3
Fall 5 SURV740 PCA* PWA* 3
Winter 5 GVPT635 n/a PWA* 3
Spring 5 GVPT621 PCA* PWA* 3
Spring 5 GVPT685 PCA* PWA* 3
Spring 5 SURV616 PCA* PWA* 3
Spring 5 SURV630 PCA* PWA* 3

Course List

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.

Category Course Number Title Note
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
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