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Political Science (Government)

The Political Science program at Morehead State gives you the chance to learn about political ideas, institutions, foreign relations, policies and political law. You will gain analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as a deep understanding of the American political process. You'll have the chance to work with faculty members on a range of research projects, and will have access to numerous internship and study abroad opportunities.

Political Science includes the study of human nature, the philosophical foundations of political life, constitutional orders, institutional arrangements, political development, electoral politics, and public policy. Government spans the five major subfields of political science: political philosophy, American politics, public law, comparative politics, and international relations. As a result, the study of government includes not only the United States but also people and political systems around the world.

Students who wish to work in high-level managerial careers in public service may continue to pursue a Master of Public Administration (MPA). MSU offers students the ability to begin working on their MPA during their senior year through the Early Graduate School program.


These programs are offered at the Morehead campus.



Regional Analysis Scholars Program

The Regional Analysis Scholars Program provides scholarship awards to students who have demonstrated scholastic excellence. Awards range from $1,000 to $6,000 and are based on your ACT composite score and grade point average. Specific information on criteria, levels of support, and renewal criteria are published in MSU's Scholarships and Awards. Contact  Dr. James Masterson at

For more information about financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 606-783-2011, or call toll-free at 1-800-585-6781.

Program Requirements

Career Opportunities

A government degree will prepare you for a career in law, government service, and the non-profit sector. For more information about careers in government, visit

MSU's Career Services  offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance, internship placement, and services to help you find a job after you graduate.