Graduate School


In looking back at his internship with U.S. District Judge Malachy E. Mannion as a senior, Ian writes “The paramount memory of my internship with [the judge] was the conversations we had not only about the law, but also about life. Following every court proceeding, the judge would take the time to call me into his office and break down everything that just occurred. The level of attention he paid to my education on the matters was indispensable."

Ian Madigan (Class of 2019) is currently pursuing a Masters of Professional Studies degree in Homeland Security from Penn State University and interning with Senator Robert Casey.

Law School

Many Political Science graduates go on to law school in preparation for careers in law, as well as government and business. Political Science majors generally find that our curriculum prepares them well for law school, especially our courses in American Politics and Constitutional Law. For more information on graduate school go to The Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development or speak with your advisor.  

The Department of Political Science and University of Scranton have several 3-3 Accelerated Bachelor/JD Program agreements that allow Scranton students to earn a bachelor’s degree from Scranton and a juris doctor (JD) degree from Penn State LawBoston College, Villanova School of Law and Duquesne University School of Law in six rather than seven years.

You’ll find our recent graduates continuing their education at several premier institutions, including:

Class of 2022
Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
Duquesne University (2) Pittsburgh, PA
New York Law School New York, NY
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
Class of 2021
Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
Seton Hall LAw School Newark, NJ
Widener University (2) Wilmington, DE
Albany Law School Albany, NY
Class of 2020
Villanova School of Law Philadelphia, PA
Class of 2019
Boston College Boston, MA
New England Law School Boston, MA
New York School of Law New York, NY
Quinnipiac University  North Haven, CT
Class of 2018
Duquesne University School of Law Pittsburgh, PA
St. John's Law Queens, NY
Seton Hall University Newark, NJ
Villanova School of Law (2 graduates) Philadelphia, PA
Widener University Wilmington, DE
Class of 2017
Widener University Wilmington, DE
New England Law School Boston, MA
Class of 2016
New York School of Law New York, NY
Widener University Harrisburg, PA
*Two more graduates were accepted to law schools, but did not provide details on where attended.
Class of 2015
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Temple Law Philadelphia, PA
Brooklyn Law School Brooklyn, NY
Pace University New York, NY
Widener University Harrisburg, PA
Villanova Law School Philadelphia, PA
Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
Penn State Dickinson Law Carlisle, PA
Duquesne Law School Pittsburgh, PA
CUNY School of Law Long Island, NY

Graduate School

It is becoming increasingly common for students to pursue advanced study following four years of undergraduate education. Political science majors often pursue graduates degrees in public policy, public administration, international affairs, and business. Unfortunately, we only have information on those students who entered graduate school in the year immediately following graduation from The University of Scranton. 

Through the CAS/MBA Five-Year Program at The University of Scranton, qualified Political Science majors can earn a bachelor's degree in Political Science and an MBA degree in five years. (See here for details.) You’ll find our recent graduates continuing their education at:

Class of 2022
New York University Politics New York, NY
American University Public Policy Washington, D.C.
The University of Scranton MBA Scranton, PA
Class of 2021
John Jay College of Criminal Justice Criminal Justice New York, NY
Class of 2020
Georgetown University Human Resources Management  Washington, D.C.
Villanova University MBA (International Business) Philadelphia, PA
Villanova University MBA (Sports Administration) Philadelphia, PA
Brandeis University MBA Waltham, MA
Class of 2018
Pace University M.S. in Computer Science New York, NY
Class of 2014
American University M.A. in Political Science Washington, D.C.
Temple University Master of Social Work Philadelphia, PA
The University of Scranton Master of Education Scranton, PA
Villanova University M.S. in Political Science Philadelphia, PA
Class of 2013
St. Petersburg State University Master of Russian Language St. Petersburg, Russia
Seton Hall University M.A. South Orange, NJ
Class of 2012
Baruch College Master of Public Administration, Public Management New York, NY
The University of Scranton Master of Business Administration Scranton, PA
Seton Hall University M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy South Orange, NJ
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