Our program offers a Master’s degree and is an excellent venue in which to study American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Border Politics. Our faculty is committed to mentoring graduate students, socializing them into the profession, and incorporating them into our teaching, research, and service missions. Graduates of our M.A. program have gone on to pursue doctorates at top universities, teach in high schools and community colleges, and work in a wide array of government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other rewarding jobs in the public and private sectors (CLICK HERE TO SEE CAREERS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE).
Many of our faculty members have national and international reputations and possess research expertise in areas such as Democratization, Legislative and Electoral Politics, Comparative Political Institutions, Latin American Politics, European Politics, American Presidency, Comparative and International Political Economy, Regional Integration, International Conflict, U.S. Foreign Policy, Ethnic Conflict, Immigration and Narcotics Policies, U.S.-Mexican Relations, International Organization, International Development, Women's Studies, and many more.
Unlike many other MA programs, we have funding available for teaching and research assistants. These positions are offered based on merit. Many of our graduate students have also been awarded various scholarships and prestigious internships at the federal, state, and local governments and non-governmental organizations. Our tuition is also relatively low compared to many schools around the country.
El Paso is a pleasantly livable, large city with plenty of affordable housing, sunny and dry weather all year around, low crime rates (consistently rated among top three safest large and mid-sized cities over many years), and many restaurants, cultural activities, national parks and other natural attractions. El Paso is located in the Chihuahuan desert right next to Mexico, but if you are a winter-sports fan, skiing is only a few hours away in New Mexico.
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Dr. Cigdem V. Sirin
Director of Graduate Studies