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Graduate School Preparation for Political Science

About a quarter of Ohio University Political Science students attend law school upon completing the undergraduate degree. Some of these students will work in law firms, while others will apply their legal expertise in areas such as government, advocacy, or business.

The pre-law program offers the strongest array of law-related courses on campus, and the results are clear: Students have attended some of the most prestigious law schools in the country, including Yale, Chicago, Harvard, DePaul, Northwestern, Columbia, Stanford, and Wisconsin.

A number of students seek graduate degrees in areas such as political science, public administration, and international affairs. Alumni have been admitted to some of the best M.A. and Ph.D. programs in the country, such as those offered by the University of Chicago, Harvard University, the University of Illinois, the University of Michigan, MIT, Ohio State University, Princeton University, the University of Washington, and Yale University. The Political Science Department's curriculum offers students a rigorous preparation for advanced study, and faculty work hard to advise students during the application process.