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Graduate Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science

The University of Oklahoma is the only higher educational institution, public or private, in the state of Oklahoma to offer a doctoral degree (PhD) in political science. This full-time program accepts students with and without a master’s degree. Graduate students will find a rigorous research-based program offering a range of political science field specializations. Graduates are well-prepared for both teaching and research careers in political science as well as the public and private sector.



Master of Public Administration

For more than 50 years, the University of Oklahoma has had the privilege of awarding the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) - the premier degree for careers in the public and nonprofit sector. This program is designed for individuals who seek to build skills in public management, policy analysis, nonprofit leadership, and advocacy. The MPA is designed for both working professionals and full-time students located in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and the Norman area, offering the most flexibility in course scheduling and career paths.



Master of Arts in Political Science

The master’s (MA) degree in political science is a a two-year, research-based program. Many students pursue the MA degree to enhance their knowledge base and skill set in teaching or with the expectation of obtaining further education in a doctoral program.



OU Graduate College

The University of Oklahoma Graduate College ensures academic quality and consistency with all graduate degrees offered at OU.

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