External Supervision of M.A. Students

In exceptional circumstances, supervision by a non-political science faculty member may be allowed in the MA program.

  • The student must make a case that the relevant supervisory expertise is not available in the Department,
  • The student must make a case that the supervisor has sufficient expertise to supervise a thesis that will meet Political Science disciplinary expectations;
  • Based on the above, the initial academic advisor and Grad Advisor both see this outside supervisor as appropriate and give their approval.