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Considering the graduate program in Political Science?

Here are some recent awards won by our graduate students.

Considering an undergraduate major in Political Science or in Legal Studies?

The Political Science Department offers both

There is a reason we are one of the largest departments on campus.  We’re a comprehensive department at a Research I public university, and our approach to studying and teaching politics features challenges that often lie at the intersections of traditional subfields. What does this mean for you?  If you’re an undergraduate Political Science student, it means our curriculum starts with a focus on political issues and problems and offers you perspectives and theories that help make sense of a complex political world. If you’re a Legal Studies student, it means you are also part of a unique and diverse community. We are the only university in New England to offer a Legal Studies major, and we are one of the most interdisciplinary programs in the College. Our undergraduates are active in the pursuit of internships, undergraduate research and engagement, student clubs and teams, study abroad, and much more. We maintain active networking with the department’s alumni to connect our undergraduates with a range of professionals using their degrees in a remarkable variety of ways. To learn more, explore our website or contact us.

Department of Political Science seeks Undergraduate Academic Advisor

The Department of Political Science at UMass Amherst is accepting applications for a full-time, Academic Advisor. For the full position announcement including required qualifications and application instructions, please visit UMass's Interview Exchange program. 

Review of applicants will begin on April 3, 2017 and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. 

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

Featured Profile

Michael Otto

“International social justice work is not an easy path,” says Michael Otto ’03, “but it is often very exciting and rewarding!” Otto, who helped to found Tiny Toones, a non-profit organization which uses music to empower at-risk youth in Cambodia, says his Legal Studies background helped to make much of his social justice work possible. Read more...Read more

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