Master's in Political Science
The MA degree program is student-centered, and dedicated to studying the interaction of government, culture, and economics from both international and domestic perspectives. Our goal is to produce graduates who are informed an engaged citizens of the global society. Graduate students are trained in relevant research methodologies, and in all areas of Political Science. A joint Master of Arts in Political Science and Library and Information Science is also available.
What Will I Learn?
Students present their research at the weekly school research colloquium and are provided research support for regional research conferences. In 2019, the program is hosting the Mississippi Political Science Association conference. We also have a regular faculty and student research exchange with other universities in the region.
Graduate Assistantships are available on a competitive basis and include:
- full tuition waiver
- health care insurance
- and up to $10,000 stipend
The department also collaborates with the American Political Science Association (APSA) to provide free membership in the organization for all graduate assistants.
To be considered, be sure to apply early (by March 15 if considering entering in the Fall).
Within the context of a welcoming and supportive learning environment, faculty challenge students from a wide variety of perspectives. Their intellectual commitments, teaching styles, and research methods are varied, and they invite meaningful debate and discussion.
Faculty in Political Science are known for their dedication to teaching. They are committed to making sure that students have what they need to be successful, both in and beyond the classroom.
|Political Science MA||Gulf Park, Hattiesburg|
- Local, State, and Federal Government
- College Instructor
- Higher Education Administrator
- Brad E. Irvin 2017-2018
Vice Principal IDEA Public Charter School Washington D.C
- Emma Fontenot 2017
Social Science Librarian, University of Houston
- Jacob Rothschild 2013-2014
PhD Candidate, Political Science Northwestern University
- Sam Frye 2010-2011
U.S. Department of State