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Explore the available Political Science summer courses, please be aware these classes must meet the minimum enrollment numbers to make.  Be sure to review our online courses. NEWLY ADDED, Summer II: PLSC 3233-The American Congress, Dr. Karen Sebold.

Peruse our August Intersession: PLSC 2003-011, American National Government; PLSC 400V-004, Crossing Borders and PLSC 4283, Federalism-Intergovt Relations.

FALL 2019, late addition: PLSC 3503, Government and Politics of East Asia, TuTh 12:30-1:45. PLSC 3293, African American Politics, TuTh 12:30-1:45.

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 honors@uark.edu. Make your resume stand out by joining Honors.


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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.