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Program at a Glance

College of Sciences
Pol, Scty & Intl Afrs, Schl of
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The Master of Arts in Political Science program prepares students to enter positions in government and the private sector, advance their professional careers in a variety of fields including consultation, defense, environment, and philanthropy, and pursue more advanced graduate degrees such as a PhD in which the analytical ability to comprehend, influence, and respond to policies and initiatives is critical . The program also provides a well-rounded substantive curriculum for secondary school teachers seeking higher degrees and for teachers in community colleges. As such, the Master of Arts in Political Science program is designed to accommodate a range of professional and intellectual needs.

A Program of Study in the Master of Arts in Political Science consists of the following coursework. Students have the option of completing a thesis with 27 hours of coursework or choosing the nonthesis option with 33 hours of coursework.

Total Credit Hours Required: 33 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Application Deadlines

December 1
April 1
July 1
July 1
November 1
January 15

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Economic Research Assistant
  • Local Governance and Citizen Participation Specialist
  • Political Consultant
  • Political Research Scientist
  • Political Researcher
  • Political Science Research Assistant
  • Political Theory Professor
  • Social Science Manager
  • Sociology Research Assistant

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