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Political Science Graduate Degrees

Evelyn Salinas Castro '15M researched the emergence of armed auto defense groups - vigilantes - in the Mexican drug war as a revolutionary movement.

Graduate Programs

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Ohio University's College of Arts & Sciences awards a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Political Science. Students come to the program with a variety of goals and backgrounds, but they all benefit from a rigorous and flexible course of study, an accessible faculty with diverse interests and experience, and excellent facilities for research and study. It is a combination that allows Political Science graduate students to succeed, and they do. Each year, some of them go on to work toward a J.D. or Ph.D. at leading law and graduate schools, while others go into careers in government service, politics, journalism, communications, business, and teaching.

The M.A. in Political Science which generally takes about four semesters of full-time study.

The Political Science Department offers a wide range of coursework, including seminars in each of its five fields of specialization:

  • American Government
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Political Theory
  • Politics and Law

This breadth allows graduate students, in consultation with an adviser, to construct a program that fits their particular needs.

For more information about the M.A. program, please email