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PLSC 2003-003-3875 American National Government, TuTh 12:30-1:45pm. 

January 2-13 Intersessions :
PLSC 2813-004-12384
Intro to International Relations, 10:00am-1:45pm taught by Dr. Burcu Bayram. 

Still looking for a class for spring? Check out these open PLSC and PADM courses!
PADM 5813-Methods in Public Management Information
PADM 5823-Grant Writing for the Social Sciences
PADM 5903-Risk and Public Policy
PLSC 3503-Government and Politics of East Asia
PLSC 400V-001-Gender and Policy in MEST
PLSC 400V-002-Latino and Hispanic Political Thought
PLSC 4853-International Norms and Corporate Social Responsibility
PLSC 5103-Human Behavior in Complex Organizations
PLSC 5113-Seminar in Human Resource Management
PLSC 5203-Seminar in American Political Institutions
PLSC 5503-Comparative Political Analysis


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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.