The Political Science Department offers graduate programs designed for students interested in learning more about the political world around them and for those seeking careers in academia, government, nonprofit organizations, and other related fields in politics, policy, and public management.
Our PhD in Political Science covers four fields: American government, comparative politics, international relations, and public policy. Through a combination of theoretical foundations and practical applications, our PhD program prepares students as practitioners, researchers, and teachers. Doctoral students concentrate on a primary and secondary field, while also developing core skills in research. This curriculum acts as a foundation for our PhD candidates in the writing and defending of their dissertations.
Our Master of Arts in Political Science focuses on the core scholarly areas of political science. Students specialize in one of four concentrations: American government and politics, comparative politics, international relations, or public policy. Courses in the MA program serve as a foundation for work in a doctoral program or as preparation for a career related to politics, the government, or public policy.
Graduate Programs in Political Science
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