Graduate Studies in Political Science

The Master of Arts in Political Science at Miami University is a terminal degree for students intending to pursue careers in politics at all levels of government and in nongovernmental organizations. The MA program is designed to equip students with the analytical skills and substantive knowledge necessary for engaging in applied politics, public affairs, and public policy study. Students in the MA program are exposed to the discipline of political science, specifically focusing on how political science theories underpin the systematic study of the behavior of political actors and processes in the American context and globally. Special emphasis is placed on developing the student’s understanding of the frameworks for active participation in governance, issue advocacy, law and legal affairs, and public policy research, while developing the research, analytical and writing skills essential for public leaders.

In order to be considered for Fall admission, applications must be complete by April 1

For more information, see Graduate Admission and Degree Requirements.

Graduate students at Miami also have the opportunity to receive a Certificate in Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies (REEES) in addition to their graduate degrees. The REEES certificate enriches a graduate student’s academic record and distinguished accomplishment that reflects language ability and interdisciplinary study, increasing the marketability of graduate degrees upon their completion. Qualifying courses are available from the departments of Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science and Religion. More information is available on the Havighurst Center Website or by email,

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Email the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Venelin Ganev at

updated: 06/23/22

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