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Earn a Political Science 5th Year Master’s Degree
Are you interested in earning a master’s degree in Political Science?

Great news! You're in the right place at the right time. As an undergraduate UConn student, you may have an opportunity to complete a master’s degree through an expedited program in just one year after completing your undergraduate degree.

The 30-credit POLS 5th Year Master’s Program offers strong undergraduates, already at UConn, an opportunity to begin graduate-level study during their senior year and continue for a fifth year after completing undergraduate requirements.

Students develop capacity to conduct independent research in politics via encounters with a wide range of Political Science methodologies. Further, the program affords flexibility to pursue unique spheres of interests.

Program attributes:

  • Build capacity to undertake independent research.
  • Focus on professional development tailored to individualized goals.
  • Gain in-depth familiarity with at least one subfield in Political Science.
  • Evolve through an intense semester of focused supervised research.

UConn juniors can apply.

Note: This program is an excellent opportunity for those seeking to pursue a PhD as curriculum offers rigorous methods training components.

Important Dates
and Deadlines

Application Deadline:
May 1

Information Sessions:
All sessions are 1/2 hour and held on the Storrs Campus, Oak Hall, Rm 402

Wed, Oct 23, noon-12:30 PM
Wed, Nov 13, 11:30 AM-noon
Wed, Dec 4, 3:00-3:30 PM
Tues, Jan 21, 2:00-2:30 PM
Wed, Feb 5, 11:00-11:30 AM
Tues, Apr 7, 2:00-2:30 PM
Tues, Apr 21, 11:00-11:30 PM

Click HERE to RSVP


Jane Gordon
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Political Science
Oak Hall, 4th Floor