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Political Science M.A.

School of Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies

Overview of the Program

The Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science provides students with an understanding of the theories and methods necessary for success in

  1. Research or college-level teaching in Political Science, 
  2. High school social studies teaching, or 
  3. careers in policy analysis or administration in government or non-governmental organizations. 

The undergraduate degree provides students with a broad knowledge of political science; graduate education is an opportunity for more focused study. Masters students will earn most of their credits in courses sharing a common theme, such as a sub-field of the discipline (American Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Public Law or Methodology), a world region, a particular policy issue area, or a phase of political development.

The requirements of the degree include a set of four core classes and an additional minimum number of remaining hours that may focus in the student's area(s) of interest and should help to contribute to the basis of the thesis project. The department offers a variety of course in several sub-fields, and students may also choose to take courses in related fields as well.


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1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6484

Email: ppais@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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