Graduates of our M.A. programs follow diverse career paths. Our students generally fall into one of three categories. The first group is seeking further scholarly training and preparation prior to applying to leading law schools or top Ph.D. programs. We have become an elite program for training students seeking admission into top Ph.D. programs. We have a very good record of placing students into Ph.D. programs who would not have been admitted into such programs prior to entering our program. Some of our recent graduates, for example, have been admitted into Political Science Ph.D. programs at Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, McGill, Michigan State, MIT, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Syracuse, Texas, UC-Irvine, UC-San Diego, Washington University, Wisconsin, and Yale. A second group of M.A. students seeks employment in government service. Some of these students have taken jobs in national, state, and local government. Others have become active in electoral politics, while still others have successfully pursued work for international organizations. The third group of students desires to work in the private sector, in fields where an advanced understanding of politics and policy-making is beneficial. Such jobs include -- but are not limited to -- analysts for research institutes and “think tanks,” advocates for particular interest groups or causes, and teachers at private and/or preparatory schools. A list of recent Political Science M.A. and International Affairs M.A. student employment positions or Ph.D./Law School programs is available here.