About our Program

Our Master of Arts degree in Political Science is designed to prepare students for academic careers as well as careers in state, local, and federal government, public service, international affairs, and other interesting professional paths. Our graduates often go on to Ph.D. programs or pursue careers as lobbyists, congressional staffers, city managers attorneys, and public program managers.


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Since the graduate program in Political Science was established in 1946, it has awarded M.A. degrees to hundreds of students from more than a dozen countries.

Our program offers funding to support your graduate studies, often in the form of teaching assistantships with our undergraduate Introduction to American Government class.  These teaching assistantships help build fundamental skills, but are also rewarding because it gives our grad students the opportunity to help instill a greater sense of citizenship and a more enthusiastic understanding of American political processes in a new generation of students. 

We also provide mentoring and research opportunities to our graduate students.  Assistantships such as these are great opportunities to conduct research with department faculty members.

If you would like to apply for the MA program, the application process is completely online, and you can find out more by clicking here.