Graduate Studies

The Political Science Department at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville welcomes you and hopes that you find the following information helpful in making your decision to join the many others who have graduated from the Department. Our programs are student-centered and rigorous. Your commitment to graduate level work is essential for you to succeed.

We offer or participate in several graduate degrees: Master of Arts in Political ScienceMaster in Public Administration and Nonprofit Studies, Dual JD/MA, and Dual JD/MPA. Many classes are offered in the evenings, to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. 


To apply to one of our graduate degree programs, click here.


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Ph.D. Program

If you are interested in the interdisciplinary Public Policy Ph.D. program, please contact Dr. Brinck Kerr

Recent Graduate Placements

Here are some of the places our recent graduates have found employment or continued scholarship. For more information, please see the full UA Alumni Database on Vitae.

MA and MA/JD Graduates are now working at/as:
Arkansas State Director of Information Systems · Company Commander, US Army · Curriculum and Training Specialist, Close Up Foundtation · Deputy Prosecuting Attorney · Field Organizer, Organizing for America · Instructor, Political Science Department · Research Consultant, Public Strategies, Washington, Inc. · Various Positions at Law Offices


MPA and MA/JD Graduates are now working at/as:
Department of Commerce, OK · Directors of Development for Various Nonprofits · Environmental Defense Fund · Group Engagement Manager, Humana · Higher Education Administration, University of Arkansas · Harbor Planning Commissioner · Law Clerks, various state governments · Public Affairs Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation · Senior Associate, Company Politics · Threat Management, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 


MA and MPA Graduates have been accepted to PhD programs at:
Emory University · Florida State University · Portland State University · University of Arkansas (Public Policy PhD) · University of Kansas · University of Missouri · University of North Texas · University of Oklahoma · University of West Virginia · Vanderbilt University