You will acquire the skills to become successful in the public or private sector.
Focused on the study of politics, government policies and domestic and international issues.
A program designed to advance understanding and explanation in the fields of American politics & public policy, and international relations.
A program designed to advance understanding and explanation in the fields of public administration and policy and American political institutions that is able to accommodate non-traditional students maintaining full-time employment, as well as traditional students who make doctoral studies their primary professional focus.
Application requirements can be found at Graduate School Admission Requirements and include:
For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to Political Science in the current graduate catalog.
February 15 to be considered for an assistantship
July 15 for enrollment
This active club organizes trips, brings speakers to campus, hosts an evening film series and sponsors other social and academic activities throughout the year.
If you are thinking about a criminal justice or political science major and would like to utilize vital analytical thinking skills while improving your public speaking and trial abilities, think about joining to the nationally known USD Mock Trial Team.
A wide variety of internship experiences are available to students, who are especially encouraged to intern with the U.S. Congress and the SD State Legislature.