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About Political Science


The Department of Political Science at Miami University offers undergraduate programs that provide an interesting and challenging curriculum with one minor and three undergraduate majors:

Political Science

Diplomacy and Global Politics

Public Administration

We also offer a combined BA-MA program.

Our graduate program leads to a Master’s degree in Political Science.

Complete this online form to request information about graduate school at Miami University

Our faculty and students conduct research in all aspects of political science and our courses cover important issues and questions of politics, including:

  • Constitutional rights and liberties
  • American foreign policy
  • World regional politics (western and eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Asia)
  • American presidency and Congress
  • Public management
  • Political philosophy
  • Parties and interest groups
  • International law

Preparing students for the future.

We encourage student experiences in applied settings through:

Internship information and online application 

Study abroad

Research Centers

Many of our alumni attend graduate and professional schools; others find careers in business, the Foreign Service, armed forces, federal, state, and local government, law enforcement, lobbying, and non-profit organizations. Some of our alumni serve in Congress, at the White House, and in U.S. embassies abroad, while others are attorneys and business professionals. Others have had successful careers in academia, including the president of a university, deans, and department chairs.