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Political Science


We offer the B.A. with a Major in Political Science and a Masters of Public Administration (MPA). Students majoring in political science 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, political theory and more.

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.

In the News
Students and Campus Life 09.17.19
Summer Institute Scholar

University of Dayton senior Willow Lopez participated in the 2019 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute where she focused on her research into sexual violence in U.S.-Mexico border communities, and was selected to present her work in August at the American Political Science Association conference in Washington, D.C.

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Humanities and Social Sciences 06.18.19
Public Sector Career Guide

Most people don’t think about federal, state and local public services — or the people who deliver them — until the mail doesn’t arrive, roads become impassable or garbage isn’t picked up.

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Students and Campus Life 05.06.19
Bringing ROTC History to Life

The U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps program at the University of Dayton is among the oldest operating programs in the country — and with so much history, a local student decided to bring it to life.

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Students and Campus Life 03.08.19
UD Student Named Newman Civic Scholar

University of Dayton political science major Delali Nenonene has been selected for the esteemed Newman Civic Fellows program for his demonstrated leadership capacity and investment in solving public problems.

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2019 Malawi Practicum Application

Nine-week collaborative research experience in Chilumba, Malawi, from mid-May to mid-July, 2019. Apply by noon, Oct. 26, 2018.

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Work toward the Master of Public Administration as an undergraduate student. Interested? Complete the application form now.

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Department of Political Science

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1425