Financial Aid Opportunities
In addition to the graduate assistantships provided to the
department by the University, students currently employed by local,
municipal, state, or federal agencies on the management level, are
encouraged to apply for the Special Graduate Scholarship Program.
To be eligible, applicants must be accepted to the M.A. program in
Government and Politics as matriculated students and remain in the
employment of the public sector for the duration of the
scholarship. For further information, students may consult the
The Alumni Council
In order to maintain a continuing relationship with the
department, B.A., M.A. graduates and certificate recipients have
created an organization geared to servicing students and alumni.
The Council, operating under an Executive Committee, is divided
into four groups reflecting the career choice of the department's
graduates: education, legal studies, public service and the private
sector. The Council provides student and alumni services, including
career guidance, internship opportunities, networking and job
International Relations Program In
The Department of Government and Politics offers students
the opportunity to complete the M.A. degree with a focus on
international relations at the University's Graduate Center in
Rome. The program in Rome requires a minimum of 33 semester hours
in course work, including GOV 205. International courses may be
selected from the following categories: comparative politics,
international law and diplomacy, international political economy,
international relations, and research methods and political theory.
Students may complete the International Law and Diplomacy
Certificate program along with, or in lieu of, their degree.