Graduate Programs in Political Science

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    EVENING COURSES FOR WORKING PROFESSIONALS  – Courses are scheduled in the evening hours for the convenience of working professionals.

    Expand Your Reach in the World of Public Policy

    Engage with our exceptional faculty members in a rigorous interdisciplinary program that will lift your career or academic credentials to the next level. Coursework is designed for professionals who are already established in the workforce and undergraduates who have committed to a career in public affairs.

    Graduates will be fully prepared to seek positions in the private and public sectors. The MA in Public Affairs is viewed primarily as a terminal degree. After completion, you will possess the needed background and skills to assume positions as public administrators at local, state, national, and international levels. The degree is also a cornerstone if you intend to apply to PhD programs or law school. By furthering your analytical and communication skills, you raise your game to a new level.

    MA in Public Affairs

    Match your academic requirements with internships to prepare for an important role in public policy and public administration. While the program offers a number of concentrations that will appeal to your interests and goals, your focus will be policy analysis, administrative management, and public budgeting.

    After completion, you will possess the needed background and skills to assume positions as public administrators at local, state, national, and international levels.

    The IUP Difference

    Proximity. IUP’s campus is a mere four hours from Washington, D.C. The proximity provides many opportunities to observe government in action, such as a chance to see oral arguments in the Supreme Court or visit with professionals who shape our nation’s political discourse.

    Community Ties. IUP is big enough to provide ample resources to students and faculty, and yet small enough to operate on a first-name basis. Collegial relationships with faculty and a diverse student population are the norm.

    Small Class Size. By limiting the number of students enrolled in any one class you are assured of one-on-one instruction, meaningful group discussions, and quality assignments.

    Evening classes. Courses are scheduled in the evening hours for the convenience of working professionals.