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Politics: in Theory and in Practice

Our students are taught by an outstanding array of scholar-teachers in areas of inquiry that include American politics, public law, public administration, international relations, comparative politics, public policy, environmental politics, urban politics and political theory.

We offer a B.A. in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration (MPA). MPA students also enjoy instruction from experienced practitioners in the field of public administration. Our students go on to many of the most prestigious law schools and graduate programs in the country, and enjoy important careers in both the public and private sectors.

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Human Rights 09.27.21
University of Dayton and Human Rights Studies program Director Hudson honored for supporting nonprofit that serves former Ugandan street children

Child Restoration Outreach Support Organization awarded Natalie Hudson, associate professor of political science and director of University of Dayton Human Rights Studies program, its Spark Award for connecting the non-profit organization to the University, providing 25 students to date with internship opportunities.

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Campus and Community 10.01.20
University of Dayton student initiative helping to register and engage students for big election

A University of Dayton student-led initiative is working to register students and get out the vote for Election Day, Nov. 3.

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