Graduate Studies

The Political Science Department at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville welcomes you and hopes that you find the following information helpful in making your decision to join the many others who have graduated from the Department. Our programs are student-centered and rigorous. Your commitment to graduate level work is essential for you to succeed.

We offer or participate in several graduate degrees: Master of Arts in Political ScienceMaster in Public Administration, Dual JD/MA, and Dual JD/MPA. Many classes are offered in the evenings, to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. 

Certificate Programs

The Cross Sector Alliances graduate certificate program is offered through a collaboration between the Master of Public Administration program in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and the Master of Business Administration Program in the Walton College of Business. The program prepares students for a workplace in which they will be interacting with organizations from other sectors in joint projects or initiatives. For more information, contact Dr. Margaret Reid.

The graduate certificate program in Technical Writing and Public Rhetorics is a four-course program intended for individuals employed in technical, business, government and not-for-profit arenas. Each course can stand alone and may also be taken by anyone who wants to improve his/her writing abilities but isn't interested in certification. For more information, contact Dr. Adam Pope

Ph.D. Program

If you are interested in the interdisciplinary Public Policy Ph.D. program, please contact Dr. Brinck Kerr

Recent Graduate Placements

Here are some of the places our recent graduates have found employment or continued scholarship. For more information, please see the full UA Alumni Database on Vitae.

Arkansas State Director of Information Systems
Company Commander, US Army
Curriculum and Training Specialist, Close Up Foundation
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Field Organizer, Organizing for America
Instructor, Political Science Department
Research Consultant, Public Strategies Washington, Inc.
Various Law Firms

Department of Commerce, Oklahoma
Directors of Development for various nonprofits
Environmental Defense Fund
Group Engagement Manager, Humana
Higher Education Administration, University of Arkansas
Harbor Planning Commissioner
Law Clerks, various state governments
Public Affairs Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation
Senior Associate, Company.Politics
Threat Management, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 

Emory University
Florida State University
Portland State University
University of Arkansas (Public Policy PhD)
University of Kansas
University of Missouri
University of North Texas
University of Oklahoma
University of West Virginia
Vanderbilt University