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The Department of Political Science offers the B.A. with a Major in Political Science, the B.A. with a Major in Human Rights Studies, 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.

The Human Rights Studies program is an integrated program grounded in traditional liberal arts. A multi-disciplined faculty is assembled from the departments or programs of Communication, Criminal Justice Studies, Economics, History, Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology. All are guided by a strong commitment to the dignity of all people.

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50 years of success

MPA Program Celebrates 50 Years

The University of Dayton master of public administration program recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. MPA program alumni, students and faculty gathered Oct. 27-28 on the University’s River Campus to celebrate the anniversary and the graduate program’s impact on their careers in public service. The MPA program is hosted by the department of political science in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Our students in action

Statehouse Civic Scholars

Now in its sixth year, the University of Dayton Statehouse Civic Scholars program is helping to build a community of students and alumni in and around the Ohio statehouse.

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Department of Political Science

St. Joseph Hall 227 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1425

937-229-3626