- Graduate Programs
- Master of Arts in Political Science
- Why a SLU MA?
- Career Opportunities
- Who should apply?
- American Politics
- Public Policy
- International Affairs
- Gender and Politics
- Political Theory
- M.A. Thesis
- Field Exam
- Cognate Field
- Master of Public Administration
- The Dual M.P.A./M.A. in Political Science Program
- Dual J.D./M.A. in Political Science
- Dual J.D./M.P.A
- Dual M.S.W./M.P.A
- Ph.D. in Public and Social Policy
- Global and Local Social Justice Minor
- How to apply
- Paying for graduate school
- Forms and Procedures
Career Opportunities for M.A. Students
The SLU M.A. in Political Science meets a demand in the job market that arises from the increasing relevance of political science to organizations at all levels of the public and private sectors.
The SLU M.A. will prepare students for employment in government offices, political campaigns, nonprofit civic organizations, overseas teaching, national and international business, news media, and non-governmental organizations. Students in the International Affairs concentration will be prepared for careers in the foreign service, international NGOs, or international organizations like the United Nations or N.A.T.O., among many others.
Recent graduates have found jobs teaching in local colleges, working in government agencies, and serving their community through groups like Teach for America.