Interested in adding a little something to your education package? Peruse the offerings of the new minor in East Asian History and Politics for an additional 15 hours. It’s designed to enhance students’ understanding of the historical and political development of East Asia, in particular China and Japan. The interdisciplinary nature of this degree will allow students to use a variety of courses on East Asia to develop their own B.A. degree and thus prepare for a career related to the region.
The September 2019 issue of the Fulbright Review is now up! Highlights include "Top Tips for Student Success at Fulbright College," A Q&A with Alumnus Jacob Shores, and upcoming events students should keep on eye out for.
Pi Sigma Alpha's October meeting will be 10/14 at 5:00 pm in CHEM 144.
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.