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Graduate Students

Political Science Graduate Students

Political Science Graduate Students

The Political Science Department offers work for a Master of Arts degree (MA), with a major in Political Science or Information Assurance, and minor for students in other departments; a joint Master of Arts/Juris Doctor (MA/JD) program with the Law School of Drake University; as well as a Master of Science in Information Assurance (MSIA) as an interdepartmental degree.

The M.P.A. Program at Iowa State is no longer accepting new students into the program as directed by the Iowa Board of Regents. We encourage prospective students to consider applying for the M.A. in political science where they can take courses in public policy and policy implementation within its larger context of politics both in the U.S. and abroad. For more information, click here.

Students who have been already been admitted to the M.P.A. program but who have not completed the degree should contact the political science department if they wish to complete the degree. We will continue to offer M.P.A. courses for two years to give current students adequate time to complete the degree. You may contact either Joyce Wray (, the graduate secretary, or Dr. Alex Tuckness (, Director of Graduate Education for the department.

A Certificate of Public Management (CPM) is also available for those interested in an educational certificate program that requires less work than a full masters program.

Brochures with detailed requirements for all graduate degrees may be obtained from the department office and on this web page. Click on the desired program on the right-hand side of this web page.

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