The Master of Arts in Government (MA GOVT) is a graduate degree that prepares students for careers in government, politics, law, non-profit organizations, education, research, and the public sector. The MA GOVT is fundamentally a graduate program design to provide students disciplinary expertise in political science. The course of study includes core seminars in each of the main sub-fields of political science: Political Philosophy, American Government, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Public Law, and Public Administration and Policy. The core seminars in each of these field subjects, as well as one in research methods, are expected to be completed in the first year of graduate study, with the second year composed of elective specializations and thesis writing in one of the sub-fields. For more information on the field of political science, please visit the national governing disciplinary body for political science, the American Political Science Association: And check out these useful links from APSA:WHAT IS POLITICAL SCIENCE?ORGANIZED SECTIONS OF POLITICAL SCIENCECAREERS IN POLITICAL SCIENCEUPCOMING CONFERENCES And for information on opportunities for political science research and networking in Kentucky, visit the KPSA (Kentucky Political Science Association):WWW.KPSA.US
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