Graduate Programs

Our Programs

The Political Science Department at Colorado State University offers graduate programs for a Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) as well as a graduate certificate in political economy.

The department has an internationally renowned specialization in which brings in M.A. and Ph.D. candidates from diverse backgrounds who share an interest in the political dimensions of environmental protection. This specialization is the emphasis of the Ph.D. program, while M.A. students may select environmental politics and policy as one of their two sub-field areas of study.

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Graduate Resources

Information about degree requirements, advisory committees, examinations, theses/pro-papers, funding, courses, and additional information about the M.A. in political science can be found in the Graduate Handbook. Prospective students are encouraged to review the Graduate Handbook before reaching out to the Graduate Coordinator with questions.

Current students may access the Political Science SharePoint to access important department dates and documents.


World of Opportunities

All graduate programs are individually designed to fit the student’s educational background and career objectives. Graduates with the M.A. are recruited by a wide variety of local, state, federal, and non-governmental agencies as well as the private sector. Recipients of the Ph.D. are employed in research organizations, universities and public service positions.

Graduate teaching assistantships are available on a competitive basis.

For additional information or to set up a virtual appointment, please contact David McIvor