Graduate Program

 2017_first_year_cohortThe Department of Political Science offers programs of study leading to Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Mizzou Political Science maintains a low graduate student to faculty ratio, a commitment to student success, and a high rate of retention and graduation. Most of our MA students complete requirements within two years and PhD students typically finish the doctoral degree in five to six years.

The faculty of the MU Political Science Department conducts theoretically-driven research that advances knowledge about governance and politics. Graduate study at Mizzou focuses on developing the research skills and disciplinary knowledge necessary for our students to become successful teachers and researchers.

Coursework in our program consists of small seminars, allowing for intensive study of political science concepts and research, close interaction with faculty, and individual attention to student progress. Advised by graduate faculty, students at MU are encouraged to become active scholars capable of conducting independent analysis and research of political and social phenomena.


Graduate Program Assistant
Audra Jenkins