Graduate School Options for Political Science Majors
As a UMaine Political Science major, you have an advantage when applying to attend graduate school at UMaine. Not only will your application process be streamlined, you can start taking graduate classes in your Junior year, thanks to the UMaine Double Up Program!
Double Up Options
MA in Global Policy – A degree in Global Policy is an international service degree with concentrations in Environmental Policy, Trade & Commerce, and Security & Foreign Policy. The interdisciplinary curriculum consists of a wide array of thematic and geographical courses, which allows students to cultivate an independent approach to political, social, economic, and environmental issues from a variety of perspectives. Students begin the Plus program curriculum in their Junior year.
Maine MBA – This condensed one-year program provide students with essential business knowledge in accounting, finance, marketing, and management, as well as to advance skills in leadership, critical thinking and analysis, and global engagement. Apply by the second semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.20 GPA required.
MS Spatial Informatics – This online program can be started in the undergraduate Junior year. Students build on foundations in computer science, mathematics, physics, geography, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, engineering and related fields to study spatio-temporal phenomena and design intelligent spatial information systems. Apply by the first semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.25 GPA required.
MS Information Systems – This online or live program can be started in the undergraduate Junior year. It focuses on technical, managerial and policy issues associated with constructing and managing computer-based information systems for modern organizations. Apply by the first semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.25 GPA required.
Traditional Postbaccalaureate Options
MA in Psychological Sciences – The goal of the Psychological Sciences and Developmental program is to prepare students for careers in research and university teaching. Concentrations include Social Psychology and Cognitive and Biological Psychology. Students also become familiar with areas of general psychology outside of their specialty, and with statistics and experimental design.
MA Communications – The MA in Communications offers tracks in Communication and Mass Communication, combining historical and contemporary theories with research skills necessary to explore and contribute to knowledge; and the ability to apply knowledge beyond the classroom in public and private organizations.
MA History – The Master of Arts in History offers areas of concentration which include U.S., Canadian, European, and East Asian history; environmental history; the history of labor, technology, and immigration; women’s history; international history; the history of cartography; and spatial and digital history.
MEd Higher Education – The master’s degree in student development in higher education (M.Ed.) at the University of Maine prepares entry-level professionals for positions in postsecondary student affairs. The program provides solid theoretical and practical grounding for student services jobs in increasingly diverse and technologically advanced colleges and universities.