Department of Political Science

POLITICAL SCIENCE STUDY; DESIGNED FOR THE REAL WORLD JOB MARKET

The Department of Political Science at the University of Akron offers a BA in Political Science, a BS in Political Science/Criminal Justice, a Masters in Political Science/Security Studies, a Masters in Applied Politics (MAP), a Masters in Political Science, and a MAP/JD degree that are all geared to maximize student success.

Where our graduates work

Political campaigns, Congressional offices, the Intelligence Community, the State Department, the FBI, police departments, political consultancies, academia, think tanks, military leadership, etc.

Olin Hall houses the Department of Political Science and the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics.

Visit us in room 201

Department of Political Science

Dr. Nancy Marion,  Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies
Akron, OH 44325-1904

Phone: 330-972-7406
Fax: 330-972-8841

Spring 2019 Graduate and Undergraduate Course Offerings

Undergraduates: be sure to check out our course offerings for the upcoming Spring 2019 Semester!! We have a great line up of classes as well as a couple Special Topics.

Graduates: be sure to check out our course offerings for the upcoming Spring 2019 Semester!! We have a great line up classes as well as a couple Special Topics.

Political Science Masters Degree is the pathway to your success!

The Department of Political Science offers number of options for graduate studies that are geared toward preparing students for many different career options.  Our faculty members are renowned in their fields and have great success mentoring students to achieve their career goals.  Check out how a UA Political Science graduate degree can be your path to success!  

For more information please check out the Graduate Bulletin or contact the Department of Political Science at 330-972-7406

Students will be considered for admissions year-round.


Master of Applied Politics (MAP) Degree

 A MAP Degree, What Is It?

The Master of Applied Politics, in cooperation with the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and the University of Akron Political Science Department, is one of the few graduate programs in the United States focusing on practical politics, and the only one in the Midwest. It is designed for students interested in election campaigns, managing organizations, and other political activities.

For more information contact Dr. Cohen at 330-972-7406

To learn more about the Ray C. Bliss Institute of politics check out the web page www.uakron.edu/bliss/


 

NEW!   BA in Political Science-National Security Track

In response to the growing need for national security professionals, and pending approval by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Department of Political Science at the University of Akron is planning to offer the BA in Political Science-National Security Track. This course of study is intended to prepare professionals in the world of national security occupations. Potential employers include: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation-National Security Branch (FBI/NSB), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Defense Department (DOD), Military Branches of Service, State Department (DOS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Intelligence/Security Contracting Firms, NGOs

INTERESTED?

Contact Professor Karl Kaltenthaler, at kck@uakron.edu or call 330-972-8060


MA in Political Science - Security Studies Track

Interested in a career with the CIA, NSA, DIA, or State Department? If so, then our Security Studies program is the best choice for you. 

We live in a world, where security issues often dominate the national policy agenda.  In response to the growing need for national security professionals, the Department of Political Science at the University of Akron now offers the Master of Arts Degree in Political Science-Security Studies Track.  This course of study is intended to prepare professionals in the world of national security occupations. Please check out this information on the Security Studies track.


Contact Dr. Kaltenthaler today for more information on this amazing program.


Interested in Security Studies Careers?

The best way to gain experience and maximize your opportunity for a great career starts with an internship. If you interested in Security Studies but are not sure where to start, take a look at:

Please contact Dr. Kaltenthaler about the Security Studies program and discuss the amazing opportunities that await you!


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