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M.A in Political Science

The program leading to a Master of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of Texas at Arlington emphasizes a variety of skills in preparation for many different types of employment.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: January, May, August
Tuition Fee: $20,620 per year
Location: Arlington Campus, Texas City, United States

Students develop the ability to conduct research and critically analyze complex information, understand decision-making processes, present their findings and conclusions in a succinct and easily-understood manner, think creatively to resolve problems and concerns, and communicate information clearly.

These skills are considered valuable in a wide range of jobs and careers, including in: the private sector, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, education, government, research and policy analysis, media, and international affairs.

In addition, the Political Science program from The University of Texas at Arlington is often used as a stepping stone for enrollment in business and law degrees. Finally, the Department of Political Science also endeavors to equip students with the research techniques and substantive background for coursework undertaken beyond the master’s level.

Career

  • Policy Analyst
  • Lobbyist
  • City Aministrator
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Campaign Director
  • Political Consultant
  • Higher Education Lecturer
  • Attorney
  • Lawyer

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”UTA’s program turned out to be the perfect match in terms of curriculum, internships, and the assistance that is provided to students to establish a wide network of professional contacts.”

Ulyana Zavadskaya – College of Business – Belarus

Courses included

  • American Government and Politics
  • Judicial Politics and the U.s. Supreme Court
  • Bureaucratic Leadership: Trends in Public Administration and Policy Management
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Agendas, Information, and Decision-making in Public Policy
  • Public Opinion
  • Public Leadership: Race, Ethnicity, & Gender
  • Race and Ethnicity in American Politics

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