Master of Arts in Political Science
Prepare for a robust career in academia and research with the Master of Arts in Political Science in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. This 30-credit master’s degree is intended to provide students with a broad education in the general field of political science.
Political Science MA students examine politics and the exercise of domestic and international power. Through your coursework, you will gain a deep understanding of the key theoretical and methodological approaches to studying American and international politics, specifically through the lens of the following four major subfields.
- American politics, which emphasizes political behavior, economy and institutions as well as policy and urban politics.
- Comparative politics, which focuses on democratization, the role of the state in the economy and political violence.
- International relations, which applies a theoretical approach to world politics as well as the study of global security, international political economies and international organizations.
- Political theory, which delves into political questions of social and economic inequality in the late modernity period including globalization, identity politics and social movements.
The program’s research-oriented curriculum promotes collaboration and engagement, and students graduate with expertise on the government and its impact on 21st century society. Temple’s Political Science faculty are nationally recognized for their research and publications.