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Department of Political Science

Graduate Program

Graduate Study in Political Science at URI

The Department of Political Science offers two graduate level programs, an M.A. and an M.P.A. Please click the appropriate right-hand links to learn more about the M.A. and M.P.A. programs.

Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree in Political Science

The M.A. degree program offers specializations in international relations, comparative government, American politics, and public policy. The program lends itself to close student-faculty working relationships, and to interdisciplinary work in fields such as environmental policy, international development, Russian studies, marine affairs, and political and social thought. Learn more...

If you would like to receive information about the master's degree program in Political Science, please contact Marc Hutchison mlhutch@mail.uri.edu.

Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) Degree

The M.P.A. program is a late afternoon and evening program administered jointly by URI and Rhode Island College. The program offers administrative theory and practice for the public and nonprofit sectors. The course work covers critical areas for public managers at the national, state, local, or international levels, including program and policy analysis, statistical methods, budgeting and finance, personnel, public ethics, administrative law, and policy formulation and implementation. Learn more...

If you would like to receive information about the master's degree program in Public Administration at the University of Rhode Island, please contact Robert Weygand  bobw@uri.edu.