The master of arts in political science degree offers advanced instruction in the social science literature and theories of politics, citizenship and governance. The program is designed for talented students who are ultimately interested in the PhD program or who would like to “fast-track” through the undergraduate program and spend an additional year to obtain their master’s degree.
Graduates are prepared to take on senior staff, managerial and leadership roles in public agencies and other organizations.
School: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Program: Political Science
Catalog page: MA
Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
GPA: 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale
Test score required: Yes
Combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of at least 300
Letters of recommendation: 3
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.
Admissions essay required: Yes
Limited to fall and spring admissions. University deadlines apply.
800 W. Campbell Road GR31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Dr. Banks Miller
Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Jennifer Holmes
Professor and Head
Office: GR 3.805
Political Science instructor, government relations specialist, various positions in government, and preparation for PhD program
See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.