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Master’s Program

The master’s degree program in Political Science prepares students for professional careers in teaching and research. Two years is the typical period for completing the program.

The Graduate School has determined that students must complete the following minimum requirements for a master’s degree, however, the Department of Political Science requires master students to complete additional requirements, which can be found in the Master’s Program Requirements.

See the University of Oregon Catalog for the distinction between the MS and MA degree requirements.

See our admissions process page for information on how to apply Note: the department limits the number of students it admits for a terminal Master’s degree. Be prepared to explain your career plans and how a Master’s degree relates to those plans.



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