Political Science and International Relations
The Department of Political Science and International Relations provides students with essential knowledge of institutions and regimes, legislation and constitutional law, diplomacy and war, while also grounding students in the teachings of the great political philosophers.
Led by a highly qualified, approachable faculty, our undergraduate program covers the full range of the discipline's subfields: American politics, comparative politics, international relations and political theory. Our graduate program prepares students to be constructively critical of their immediate and broader political environment, whether in their place of work or simply as citizens of both their country and the world.
We also offer an accelerated program of study that leads to both a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in international relations within five years.
International Relations (M.A., CGS)
Our master's degree in international relations helps professionals and military officers hone the critical and creative thinking skills needed to succeed in the complex field of foreign affairs.
International Relations (Ph.D.)
We offer the nation's first fully online doctoral program in international relations. Building on the success of our master's program, this terminal degree continues to emphasize justice, with a primary focus on seeking wisdom.
Political Science (B.A., Minor)
Our bachelor's degree in political science provides ample opportunities for exploration and discovery. The challenging curriculum fosters analytical skills and encourages discourse as students learn to gather relevant information, develop logical arguments and approach problem-solving with informed perspective.