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Attention: Do you want to learn more about the Honors Thesis process? Political science honors students are invited to attend an informational meeting Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 4:00-5:30pm in Old Main 423. A meeting agenda has been provided.

ArkPSA - The 46th Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Political Science Association will be March 8-9, 2019 at the U of A. The conference will feature papers, panels and roundtables from scholars and students of Political Science and related disciplines. The call for papers deadline is Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.

The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Science requires all students to submit an acceptable paper in order to meet the Senior Writing Requirement for graduation.

Voter registration deadlines  are 30 days before Election Day if you are registering in person and postmarked 30 days before Election Day if you are registering by mail. Candidate and issue information for Arkansas can be found at ballotpedia.org


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Graduate Degree Programs

MA Political Science


The M.A. degree in Political Science is designed to give students further training in selected areas of concentration within the discipline and to prepare them for careers in academe or public service. Courses are offered in three areas of study: American politics, comparative politics and international relations, and public administration and policy. 



Public administration, and especially the Masters of Public Administration (M.P.A.), prepares people who pursue public service careers. These degree programs develop the skills and techniques used by leaders and managers to implement policies, projects, and programs that resolve important societal problems while addressing organizational, human resource, and budgetary challenges. Graduates work in a wide variety of public service fields and in all levels of government (federal, state, local, and regional), in nonprofits, as well as in the international arena, and in the private sector.

JD/MA Dual Degree Program

JD/MA Dual Degree Program

The School of Law and the department of political science provide a dual J.D. and M.A. in international law and politics. Graduates from the program are likely to find employment in occupational areas such as: International trade at the corporate level and International economic development and promotion at the state and local levels.

JD/MPA Dual Degree Program

JD/MPA Dual Degree Program

The J.D./M.P.A. dual degree program permits students to gain both degrees concurrently in a shorter amount of time that if the degrees were earned independently. The dual degree can be valuable for persons seeking careers as municipal managers, administrators of judicial and quasi-judicial organizations, staff members in governmental agencies, and legislative researchers, among others.