Current Students

Students are the backbone of the Political Science department and we want to ensure you have everything you need to have an excellent experience. Please find below a collection of helpful links full of information about our graduate program. These include resources for financial assistance, details of program requirements, and other support resources to help ensure you make the most of the graduate program. If you have any other questions or if you'd like to know more about the POLS graduate program, please feel free to reach out to the department at  or call us at (502) 852-6831.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to see commonly asked graduate student questions.

Program Options

Explains the thesis and non-thesis options, the accelerated program and the joint MA/JD program

Graduate Handbook

 The handbook tells you everything you need to know from your core courses to writing a thesis.

Degree Requirements

 All the courses you need to graduate with your MA.

Apply for a Grant

For when you need help with funding for your participation in conferences, language and technical training, and other important academic events or programs.

Financial Assistance

For scholarships or graduate assistantships, contact us to learn more!

Independent Study Form

Please use this form for directed research, independent study, and thesis classes.

Graduate Student Internships

 All internship postings looking specifically for graduate students.

PLAN Professional Development Opportunities

PLAN’s mission it to support graduate student success in, through, and as they leave graduate school. PLAN supports graduate students by offering guidance, programming, consultation, and personal and professional development opportunities online and in person.

Careers in Political Science

Check out your career options with a Masters in Political Science.

Contact Graduate Studies

Feel free to contact us with any further questions!