Students studying Political Science or International Affairs at Marquette University are learning at a top university from a distinguished faculty. Their areas of specialization cover all the fields and most of the subfields of Political Science. Along with their strong orientation to scholarship and research, the faculty members share a commitment to high quality teaching. Owing to the relatively small size of the program (approximately 40 students), students have easy access to faculty members and can work closely with them in seminars, lecture courses, and special readings and research courses. Class sizes vary, but are generally small in graduate seminars (averaging under 10 students in the 2016-17 academic year), and the faculty spend numerous hours each week meeting with students during office hours.