We prepare our students to solve societal issues, to understand and address problems facing our justice and legal infrastructures, to be informed and participate in politics and analyze economic trends in our society and around the globe.

Master of Science in Political Science 

Courses focus on the role of governments, interest groups, non-state actors such as international organizations, and the sources and significance of such contemporary dynamics as globalization, terrorism, democratization, and changing power differentials. The program is designed for students who seek both academic or professional careers and also provides students with the additional training doctoral programs often expect. 

The M.P.S. program comprises a five course core and eighteen additional hours of study selected from any political science or public administration courses offered for graduate credit. With the consent of the Department Head, a student may take up to nine hours of coursework from any other AUM department offering graduate courses. These nine hours would be applied toward the eighteen elective hours required. Awarding of the degree is conditional on completion of thirty-three graduate semester hours, meeting graduate school requirements, and passing comprehensive exams on the completion of all required coursework. The program is designed to be completed in two years if a student enrolls full-time. Many students enroll on a part-time basis. Applications are accepted throughout the academic year and applicants should make certain to follow the program's Application Instructions.

Career Possibilities
Higher and Secondary Education
Local, State or Federal government 
Nonprofit Organizations at the Local, National or International Levels

For more information, please contact the faculty and staff of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration.