UMass Amherst Department of Political Science

Graduate

The MA, Accelerated MA, and PhD programs in Political Science are intended to prepare students for careers in research, in college or university teaching, or in public service. The department's view of the discipline of political science is eclectic, based on the assumption that the study of politics is not reducible to any single set of methodological premises through which certainty and comprehensiveness of knowledge can be established. Instead, the department attempts to maintain a broadly based overview of political science, using whatever theories and methods seem likely to provide appropriate responses to the central questions of politics.

Please contact the Graduate Office with any questions about our Graduate Program.

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