M.A. in Political Science

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until July 15.

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The Political Science Department at Georgia State University invites applications to study for the Masters of Arts degree.

  • The degree offers a choice of four concentrations: General Political Science, American Politics, International and Comparative Politics, and Public Law.
  • The degree is taught primarily in-person through small seminars, but students also have the option of taking some of their courses online.
  • All courses are taught by full-time faculty and emphasize interaction among students and professors.

This program is geared towards students who want a deep foundation in the current scholarship of political science. It can be taken as a terminal degree for someone seeking a career in government, politics, law, or a related field, or it can be taken as the first step to a doctorate. Unlike our online degrees, this M.A. focuses more on developing a student’s independent research.

Details about the program can be found here, and any questions can be directed to the M.A. Program Director, Dr. Charles Hankla, at chankla@gsu.edu.