Excellent faculty, high-profile research opportunities and the flexibility to explore special interests are the reasons you should pursue a graduate degree in Political Science at the University of North Texas.
We offer course work leading to a Master of Arts, Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree in Political Science with focuses in various areas. The focus areas on the master's and doctoral levels are American government and public law, comparative government and politics, international relations, political theory and methodology.
You can also develop expertise in survey research and statistical analysis.
While pursuing your degree, you'll examine politics from both substantive and methodological aspects. A deep understanding of these aspects can lead to academic careers as top-tier researchers, writers and teachers or professional careers in public service or the private sector.
Our faculty members are outstanding teachers and distinguished researchers. They're considered among the most productive in the nation in terms of research. They have:
- Earned recognition from the American Council on Education, American Political Science Association, Fulbright Scholar Program and International Studies Association, among others
- Published numerous books
- Written articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics and Political Research Quarterly
For its contributions to the field, our department was selected by the American Political Science Association to house the American Political Science Review, the premier research journal in the discipline. UNT is the first university in Texas to house the journal.
The department also houses the Human Security, Democracy and Global Development research cluster, a consortium of faculty experts focused on conflict resolution strategies, the protection of human rights and the promotion of economic development, health and neighbor relations.