Exiting Graduate Student Survey

The Political Science Department appreciates all of your efforts in completing your graduate degree. We have tried to make your experience both personally and professionally rewarding. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. All responses will remain anonymous and will be used for program evaluation and improvement.

  1. What is your major for graduate school?
  2. What were your areas of specialty within that program?
  3. What were the primary reasons for your selection of these areas of specialty?
  4. What were the primary reasons for your decision to pursue a masters degree?
  5. What features of the political science graduate program prompted you to apply to the program?
  6. If you plan on seeking acceptance to a doctoral program upon graduation, answer the following questions:
    1. What discipline have you selected for your doctoral studies?
    2. What universities have you applied to?
    3. Have you been accepted into a doctoral program and if so at what university?
    4. What aspects of the political science masters program helped you prepare for applying to doctoral programs?
  7. If you plan on seeking or already have professional employment, answer the following questions:
    1. Have you obtained professional employment?
    2. (Optional Question) If so, what is your position title and who is your employer?
    3. (Optional Question) What is your beginning salary?
    4. Which set of skills obtained through the graduate program will you use or are using in your professional capacity?
  8. What were your expectations of the graduate program and did the graduate program meet those expectations?
  9. What are the strengths of the graduate program?
  10. What are the weaknesses of the graduate program and what suggestions to you have for overcoming these weaknesses?
  11. To what extend do you feel you have acquired a greater understanding of issues, ideas and practices within your field of study?

More Info

If you have questions about the SHSU Political Science Program, please contact us at:

Department of Political Science
SHSU Box 2149
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas 77341-2149
Phone: (936) 294-1457
Email: polsci@shsu.edu
Fax: (936) 294-4172