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Department of Political Science

Fields of Inquiry

The Department of Political Science offers several fields of inquiry for our graduate students, informed by the expertise and research output of our faculty. Students choose a primary and secondary field from specific areas of political science and international studies. 

Public Policy and Public Administration 

Doctoral and graduate students may focus on public policy and public administration to better understand the ethical and practical concerns of serving the public interest in diverse societies. 

 Students who wish to pursue careers in government or nonprofit sectors may especially benefit from our Master of Public Administration program, which offers several dual degree options.

How to Apply

Get started on your application to USC’s Graduate School today. Our department is here to help with your questions, whether “frequently asked” or unique to your goals. 

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