Political Science: MA, MS

The political science's  master's program is geared toward doctoral studies and typically only admits students for a terminal master's degree under exceptional circumstances.

Students whose main goal is to obtain a PhD in political science should apply directly to the doctoral program. Applicants are not required to hold a master's degree in order to apply to the doctoral program.

Those wanting to obtain a terminal master's degree should contact the department's director of graduate studies before applying to discuss potential fit.

The political science master's degree program prepares students for professional careers in teaching and research. Two years is the typical period for completing the program.

In addition to the Graduate School's minimum requirements for a master's degree, political science has additional requirements for the master's degree, which are available on the department website.

Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website. The following are required for your application:

Program-Specific Application Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample


  • CV
  • Resume
  • GRE (UO Institution Code 4846)


Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS)
College of Arts and Sciences
Campus: Eugene
Fall Term: Final Deadline - January 10