The master of arts in political science – constitutional law studies degree program provides students with the reasoning and analytic skills necessary to understand the technical rules of law, legal practices and policies, as well as an ability to comprehend law as a social phenomenon. It serves the interests and needs of students who want an intellectually rigorous legal education as preparation for law school, are interested in more advanced graduate learning or are attracted to law-related careers in teaching, journalism, government, policymaking or the private sector.
School: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Program: Political Science - Constitutional Law Studies
Catalog page: MA
Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Test score required: Yes
Combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of at least 300
Letters of recommendation: 3
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.
Admissions essay required: Yes
Limited to fall and spring admissions. University deadlines apply.
800 W. Campbell Road GR31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Dr. Banks Miller
Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Jennifer Holmes
Professor and Head
Office: GR 3.805
Political science instructor, policy analyst, policy consultant, public relations specialist, and various positions in government and law
See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.