In the Master of Arts in Political Science program, students develop a foundation of academic study in their field of interest. MA students take courses alongside doctoral students and are exposed to the same material, with courses as varied as Japanese Politics, Race and Crime, U.S. Space Policy and Constitutional Law. All MA students must complete 15 of the total 33 required credits in one of three tracks: American politics, world politics or law and politics.
In addition to coursework, students participate in scholarly debates in their chosen field and hone statistical research techniques. Many go on to careers as political campaign strategists, professors, leaders in government and business and expert contributors at top media outlets.