Political Science

Are you interested in Security Studies... Model United Nations... International Studies... Mock Trial... Legal Studies... Public or Nonprofit Management... Campaigns and Elections...?

Do you want a career in government... international relations... public administration... the private sector?

Political Science may be the degree for you. The Department of Political Science provides students a well-rounded program of study focusing on theoretical, methodological, and applied approaches to politics, government, and public administration.

The Department equips students to exercise political responsibility at the local, state, national, and international levels. Our programs prepare undergraduates for advanced study in graduate and professional school, including a five-year BA-to-MPA (Master of Public Administration) two-in-one degree program, and careers in all levels of government, public administration, international relations, and the private sector.

Political Science faculty offer courses in American Politics, Public Administration, International Relations, and Comparative Politics, and provide real-world experience through internships and study abroad opportunities.

You're invited to learn more about the Department of Political Science and the exciting and important world of politics. Come see us in Allgood Hall N312 or contact Dr. Gregg Murray, Chair of the Department of Political Science, at gmurray@augusta.edu for more information.

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Jasmine Key

"You'll gain invaluable skills, connections, and experiences through the many programs and internships offered in the Department of Political Science. There are so many opportunities everyone should participate in!"

- Jasmine Key, POLS major and AU Class of 2015


Are you thinking about graduate school? Interested in a career serving the community?

NASPAA Accredited

Our NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA) program offers a unique combination of theory and practice that ensures our students are equipped with the critical thinking, problem-solving, and people skills essential to professional success.

The MPA Program enrolls a diverse student body from all undergraduate majors and walks of life. We provide high-quality internship opportunities to give our students the practical experience necessary to compete for today’s jobs. And for learners interested in acquiring skills specific to the nonprofit sector, we offer a four-course Nonprofit Leadership Certificate designed to provide students with the knowledge to lead and manage sustainable nonprofit organizations.

Our graduates work at all levels in a wide variety of organizations and fields—law enforcement, national parks, local government, economic development organizations, the military, and nonprofits. 

If you are ready for a graduate degree that prepares you for a career serving the community, visit the MPA page or contact Dr. Will Hatcher, Director of the Master of Public Administration program, at wihatcher@augusta.edu.

To keep up to date with the latest MPA news, follow us on Twitter at @AUG_MPA and on Facebook at Augusta University MPA


Jasmine Key

"Coupled with my innate passion for service, the MPA program expanded the context in which I serve my community through rigorous instruction, diligent research, and practical experience."

- Brittany Dixon, MPA Class of 2011