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Political Science

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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Experiential Learning 03.22.22

Statehouse Civic Scholars is an experiential learning program that selects 12 UD students for internships in highly desirable state government offices and associations in Columbus, Ohio.

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Human Rights 09.27.21

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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