Graduate School


"The Political Science Department provided me with the flexibility to study topics that complemented any and all areas of interest that I developed during my time at the University of Scranton. My work with the department and various professors, in the study  of Latin America, international politics, and human rights influenced my decision to attend Duquesne University School of Law, and become more engaged in both our local and global communities."

                          Kaelyn Jacques (Class of 2016)

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.  

Within the next few months, the Department of Political Science should have in place a program designed to help students complete their undergraduate degree and a law degree within six years. 

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

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
School Location
Temple Law Philadelphia, PA
Brooklyn Law School Brookly, 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
Class of 2013
Villanova School of Law Philadelphia, PA
Penn State Dickinson School of Law University Park, PA
American University Washington, D.C.
St. John's Law Queens, NY
Class of 2012
University of Miami Law School Coral Gables, FL
Duquesne Law Pittsburgh, PA
Drexel Law Havertown, PA

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.

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 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