Master of Arts in Political Science
WHY A MASTER'S DEGREE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE? The reasons for pursuing a master’s degree in political science are as diverse as our students. Some want to continue a formal education as a way of further understanding politics while they continue in their present profession. Others want to teach at the secondary or community college level or go on to pursue a doctorate and teach or conduct research at the university level. A number of students use the master’s degree to gain entry into government positions at various levels or to pursue careers as political consultants or aids to elected officials. Other students wish to pursue a graduate degree before applying to law school.