Graduate Program in Political Science
The MA in Political Science at the University of South Florida enables students
to research and analyze politics at the local, national, and international levels.
In an increasingly globalized world, a thorough understanding of politics and government
is an essential ingredient for success in both the public and private sectors. The
MA in Political Science prepares students for positions in government, business,
and education. This degree also serves as a foundation for students who wish to
pursue their doctoral studies in government, political science, or international
During the first semester in the program, each student must develop a plan of study
in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator. Thereafter, students consult with
the Graduate Coordinator who provides technical and procedural advising as well
as substantive advice. However, students are also encouraged to discuss their research
interests with individual members of the faculty. An orientation session for new
and continuing students is provided at the beginning of the academic year. In addition,
monthly professional workshops discuss topics of interest to graduate students.
The university’s application for admission is available online at https://secure.vzcollegeapp.com/usf/ - Applications for Fall accepted until June 1st; applications for Spring accepted until October 15th.
International applicants – deadline to apply for Fall is May 1st; deadline to apply for Spring is September 15th.
Director of Graduate Studies: Bernd Reiter
Also you can contact Linda Boyette
MA Thesis Checklist
Masters in Political Science Program Requirements
Political Science Courses
Graduate Student Supervisory Committee Appointment Form
Guidelines for Independent Study/Directed Research
Contract for Independent Study/Directed Research
Request to Schedule Thesis Defense
Application for Comprehensive Examination
Certificate of Approval Form for Thesis & Dissertation
MA in Political Science Tracking Sheet