To apply for the PSCI MA, please submit:
- Online graduate school application
- 1 1/2 page personal statement.
- Three reference letters (academic and/or professional)
- Official transcripts
- Writing sample
To apply for the 4+1 Program, please submit:
If you are in your Junior Year:
Spring 2024 PSCI Courses: Enroll now!
PSCI 5014 - Seminar: American Politics
Section 001: Professor Michael Berry, in-person Tues 5-7:30 pm
PSCI 5075 - Gentrification and Social Equity
Section 001: Professor Tony Robinson, in-person Wed 5-7:50 pm
PSCI 5105 - Comparative Politics: Europe
Section 001: Professor Chirstoph Stefes, online
PSCI 5808 - Strategies of Peacebuilding
Section 001: Professor Michael Berry, in-person TuTh 12:30-1:45 pm
PSCI 5950 - Master's Thesis
PSCI 5960 - Master's project
A flexible, affordable graduate program tailored just for you!
We offer a master of arts (MA) degree in political science with an emphasis on building academic and practical skills in key areas of the discipline.
Research and teaching in the department center on the major fields of American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory and public policy. However, the department also offers more specialized training in human rights, legal studies, gender politics, race and ethnic politics, European studies, indigenous politics, and urban politics.
Choose between a traditional MA track on the CU Denver Auraria Campus, or an alternative MA track through our New Directions in Politics and Public Policy Program, geared towards the non-traditional student.
Our graduates go on to Ph.D. programs across the country and secure positions as government officials, community-based organization leaders, private sector business professionals, legislative analysts, UN affiliates, lobbyists, teachers, media analysts and political consultants.
Learning Goals & Objectives for Graduates
In their introductory classes, and continuing at successively higher levels across their departmental studies, Political Science students will consistently improve their: