Graduate Studies in Political Science

The Department of Political Science at the University of Connecticut offers a graduate program leading to the 5th Year Master’s (MA) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

The graduate curriculum is designed to serve the individual needs of students as they prepare for the variety of opportunities that the field offers for teaching, research and administrative positions in the public and private sectors. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of the dynamics and institutions of political life and learning the methods necessary for empirical and qualitative research and analysis. Graduate students receive a great deal of individual attention and are able to work closely with faculty members.

It is also possible for students to take courses in other departments and institutes and to earn interdisciplinary graduate certificates through the Human Rights Institute, through Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), or through POLS’s own, new Race, Ethnicity, and Politics graduate certificate.