Graduate Studies

The Political Science Department at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville welcomes you and hopes that you find the following information helpful in making your decision to join the many others who have graduated from the Department. Our programs are student-centered and rigorous. Your commitment to graduate level work is essential for you to succeed.

We offer or participate in several graduate degrees: Master of Arts in Political ScienceMaster in Public Administration and Nonprofit Studies , Dual JD/MA, and Dual JD/MPA. Many classes are offered at night.


Certificate Programs

The Cross Sector Alliances graduate certificate program is offered through a collaboration between the Master of Public Administration program in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and the Master of Business Administration Program in the Walton College of Business. The program prepares students for a workplace in which they will be interacting with organizations from other sectors in joint projects or initiatives. For more information, contact Dr. Margaret Reid.

The graduate certificate program in Technical Writing and Public Rhetorics is a four-course program intended for individuals employed in technical, business, government and not-for-profit arenas. Each course can stand alone and may also be taken by anyone who wants to improve his/her writing abilities but isn't interested in certification. For more information, contact Dr. Adam Pope.


Ph.D. Program

If you are interested in the interdisciplinary Public Policy Ph.D. program, please contact Dr. Brinck Kerr.


For Additional Information:

Andrew Dowdle, Graduate Coordinator
University of Arkansas
Department of Political Science
428 Old Main
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Tel.: 479.575.6445
Fax: 479.575.6432

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525 Old Main
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701