It includes the following steps:

  • Select an advisor from the IDC Herzliya Lauder School of Government’s permanent faculty at the end of the first semester 
  • Design a research plan together with your advisor
  • Submit a thesis proposal at the end of the first year (to be approved by the advisor)
  • Submit the thesis at the end of the fourth semester and defend it



​Research work is at the core of this MA specialization

The Research Track with Thesis is intended for students who plan to pursue a research-oriented career in academia or other settings in which critical analytical skills are necessary.
The student’s original research project is at the core of this MA specialization.