A strong connection between faculty and graduate students is one key to student success at the graduate level. Upon entering the Political Science program, the Graduate Director will provide curriculum advice and general academic counseling. Students are encouraged to regularly consult faculty within the discipline on matters of intellectual concern or issues of the graduate program. Contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Nancy Marion at NMarion@uakron.edu or 330-972-5551.
Students should develop a three-person Faculty Advisory Committee by the end of their second semester of studies. Consisting of three eligible faculty members, this committee will mentor the student and provide academic feedback throughout the academic process. The FAC is responsible for conducting comprehensive exams and Capstone Portfolio presentations.