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Master of Arts in Political Science - Constitutional Law Studies


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.

Program Information

School: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Program: Political Science - Constitutional Law Studies

Catalog page: MA

MA in Political Science - Constitutional Law Studies Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

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.


Cheryl Berry
800 W. Campbell Road GR31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: GR3.826

Degree Information:
Dr. Banks Miller
Director of Graduate Studies
Office: GR2.806

Dr. Jennifer Holmes
Professor and Head
Office: GR 3.805

Possible Careers

Political science instructor, policy analyst, policy consultant, public relations specialist, and various positions in government and law

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.