Prospective 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 or the UofL student experience, 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 questions from prospective students

Admissions Information

Admission requirements, deadlines, and everything you need to apply for our MA Program

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.

Financial Assistance

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

Contact Graduate Studies

Feel free to contact us with any further questions!