Faculty of Law & Political Science PROFILE

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS AND DEGREE PROGRAMS
The Faculty of Law & Political Science consists of two Departments:

Department of Law
Department of Government and International Relations

The Faculty of Law & Political Science offers programs leading to the degrees of:

Bachelor of Law

Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Diplomacy
Master of Arts in International Affairs and Diplomacy
Master of Arts in International Affairs and Diplomacy - International Law Emphasis

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – American Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – Euro-Mediterranean Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – NGOs Emphasis
Master of Arts in Political Science
Master of Arts in Political Science – Human Rights Emphasis
Master of Arts in Political Science – NGOs Emphasis

Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration
Master of Arts in Public Administration

Bachelor of Arts Degrees

Admission Requirements
Compliance with the general rules and regulations applied by NDU in the general Catalog.

Graduation Requirements
Students seeking the degree of Bachelor of Arts in the Faculty of LPS must complete a total of 120 credits for Bachelor of Law and 105 credits for all other majors with an overall average of at least 2.0/4.0 and a minimum average of 2.3/4.0 in the major requirements.

Master's Degrees

 

Program Guidelines
The M.A. degrees in the Faculty of Law & Political Science, require each 36 credit hours, including a thesis. Courses are offered primarily in the late afternoon to allow students to pursue part-time employment or internship, if they so choose. The graduate programs require usually a minimum of four semesters of study depending on the full-time or part-time status of the student.

Objectives
The main objectives are to train students for government and public service as well as for employment in business and non-profit sectors that employ graduates to lead their organizations and international operations.

The programs are intended to prepare and train in theory and practice students for careers in research, national and foreign diplomatic service, contemporary political and economic issues, public service, international and regional organizations, multi-national corporations, financial institutions, media enterprises and the like.

Admission Requirements
In addition to the University graduate admission requirements, applicants should have a B.A. in Political Science, or Public Administration, or International Affairs and Diplomacy, International Law, or other related fields.

Successful passing of the EET Entrance Exam with a minimum score of 600 is required (p. 66 general catalogue), students’ undergraduate GPA of 3.0 minimum, work experience, letters of recommendation, motivation for a career and leadership are all taken into consideration. The Faculty may require the GRE exam for non-NDU students, and the following prerequisite courses may be required of non-major applicants.

For M.A. in Political Science:

IAF 211, POS 201, POS 210 or equivalent by petition.

For M.A. in Public Administration:

PAD 201, POS 201, POS 201 or equivalent by petition.

For M.A. in International Affairs and Diplomacy:

IAF 211, IAF 321, POS 201 or equivalent by petition.

For M.A. in International Affairs and Diplomacy - International Law Emphasis:

IAF 211, IAF 401, POS 442

Graduation Requirements
Students seeking the degree of M.A. in the Faculty of LPS must meet the University graduation requirements and complete one of the following two options with a G.P.A. of at least 3.0/4.0:
  1. 36 credits of course work in addition to a comprehensive written and oral examination; or
  2. successful completion of 30 credits course work and six credits thesis.