Political Science Open House and Awards: The PLSC department will host an open house Friday, May 10 from 9:00 am to 1:00
pm in Old Main 430. Graduating seniors and graduate students are invited to drop by
with their family and friends for light refreshments and to meet faculty before the
graduation ceremony. Prospective students are also welcome to attend. PLSC Department
scholarship awardees are welcome to come by the be recognized for their achievement
and to receive their certificates.
Political Science available summer courses, please be aware these classes must meet the minimum enrollment numbers to make.
Have you completed the Fulbright Senior Writing requirement? Take a look at the guidelines and be sure to speak with a professor about completing your senior writing requirement.
Do you meet the requirements to join the department or college Honors program? Schedule an appointment with our Honors advisor, Dr. Karen Sebold or reach out to the Honors program at email@example.com. Make your resume stand out by joining Honors.
Graduate Degree Programs
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.
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.
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.