The Political Science Department offers graduate degree programs in both Public Administration (MPA and Graduate Certificate) and Security Studies (M.A., Ph.D. and Graduate Certificate). These degree programs are designed to support pre-career and mid-career students in reaching their professional goals.


Public Administration (MPA & Graduate Certificate)

The Public Administration degree program is a flexible professional degree designed for those who wish to hold administrative positions within the public sector. Graduates are trained for employment with government agencies at the federal, state, or local level, and with regional or sub-state organizations. Accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). Currently offering as an MPA or Graduate Certificate.

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Security Studies (M.A., Ph.D. & Graduate Certificate)

The Security Studies degree program is a rigorous interdisciplinary program for students interested in national security, international affairs, world politics, and transnational problems. History and Political Science are the core departments in the Security Studies program, but students draw on expertise and coursework from other disciplines as well. Students range from recent graduates of traditional undergraduate programs to field grade officers in the US military. Currently offering as an M.A., Ph.D. or Graduate Certificate.

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Department of Political Science
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