The Bliss Institute, in conjunction with the Political Science Department, offers academic programs for both undergraduate and graduate students.
The Bliss Institute, in conjunction with the Political Science Department and the School of Law, offers two graduate degrees. Both degree programs offer unique opportunities for prospective graduate students interested in careers in politics or political consulting.
Citizen participation in politics is the backbone of democracy. The men and women who run political campaigns, contact public officials, and debate issues while holding jobs and raising families are critical to the future of the country. The Bliss Institute encourages such grassroots citizenship through the Certificate in Applied Politics.
Internships offered through the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics provide students with the opportunity to experience practical politics firsthand by working for local, state, and national party organizations, candidates, interest groups, or public officials.
Students who obtain a Master or Certificate in Applied Politics gain the knowledge for a wide range of careers, including:
Career Services Coordinators help students and alumni explore and reach career goals. More information is available on their website.