Our department offers three graduate programs: an M.A., a M.I.D.A (Masters in International Development Administration), and a Ph.D.

  • Graduate Programs Overview. Learn about our department, its faculty, the graduate student body, application and funding our placement record and more.
  • Master of Arts. The MA is a two-year degree program (30 credit hours) that can be completed with either a thesis or field exam option. Graduates pursue positions in state, local and federal government; community college; and business, or continue their education in a terminal degree program such as a PhD or JD.
  • Master of International Development AdministrationThe M.I.D.A. is a 42 credit hour professional, interdisciplinary degree program that prepares graduates to work in the non-profit (NGO) field or for donor organizations in international development in the US and around the world.
  • Doctor of Philosophy. The doctoral program emphasizes three subfields (American politics, comparative politics, and political theory) and prepares students for academic, research or government careers.