Master of Arts Deadlines

These deadlines and dates are typical for field exams in the Department of Political Science at Western Michigan University. Check the actual schedule in any given year.


M.A exam dates

  • Fall field exam: second Monday of October
  • Spring field exam: first Monday after spring break

M.A. exam application due date

  • Fall field exam: second Monday of September
  • Spring field exam: first Monday of February

In the event that a student takes two field exams during the same semester, one field will be moved one week later than the first set of exams. The graduate director will notify students accordingly.


Check the dates set by the Office of the Registrar.


Submit a thesis four to five weeks before graduation. Check the Graduate College calendar.

Graduate assistantship application

Graduate assistant applications are due Feb. 1. This deadline is firm.