Graduate Program in Public Administration and Political Science

The Behavioral and Social Sciences department offers a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Arts in Political Science. 

All graduate courses in Public Administration and Political Science are offered online, as web-delivered courses

It is possible to complete each degree entirely through online courses.

  • The Master of Public Administration is designed to meet the needs of individuals currently employed in or desiring careers in, public service. Course work in public administration must be supported by a minimum of 9 to 12 semester credit hours of graduate course work in a related discipline.
     
  • The Master of Arts degree in Political Science is designed to serve the needs of students who are interested in teaching and research at the college level, who are preparing for political or administrative careers in public or governmental service, or who are preparing for careers in secondary education. Course work in political science must be supported by a minimum of 9 to 18 semester credit hours of graduate course work in a related discipline.
     

In order to receive the Master of Public Administration or the Master of Arts degree in Political Science, a student must pass a comprehensive oral examination of the coursework.  Click here to read more about the comprehensive exam requirements.

 

To view the schedule of upcoming political science courses, visit Lobo OnLine.