Welcome to the Political and Justice Studies Program
The graduate major in Political and Justice Studies is designed to develop the conceptual abilities and substantive knowledge needed to acquire an understanding of political behavior, current policy issues, problems, and changes in government and society.
The curriculum addresses the areas of American politics, justice studies, public policy formulation and evaluation, comparative politics, and international relations.
The major and its related course offerings provide individuals with the opportunity to study areas such as American government and public policy, justice studies, comparative politics, and international affairs. The graduate program provides an academic foundation for students seeking careers in the following.
- Higher education
- Legal profession
- State or local governments
- Non-profit sector
- Federal bureaucracy
- Justice-related fields
- Organizations that monitor political and social processes or influence the content of public policy
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