Political Science Career & Graduate School Opportunities

The political science faculty work closely with students to find opportunities that lead to meaningful and fulfilling employment and careers. For example, because of their consistently excellent preparation, Morris graduates have been placed in the same major lobbying firm for each of the past 15 years. Moreover, many alumni remain in contact with the Morris faculty and their classmates, and continue to expand their collegial and professional networks long after graduation.

For students interested in continuing their work at the graduate level, the Morris Political Science Discipline has an exceptional record of placing graduates in prestigious positions and graduate programs. Many Morris alumni now hold doctoral degrees, and Morris graduates can be found in almost every part of the political and policy sector. In addition, the degree is flexible, as demonstrated by the range of careers that Morris graduates have entered.

Graduate and Professional schools attended by University of Minnesota, Morris Political Science graduates:

  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Northwestern University Law School
  • University of California
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Munster (Germany)
  • UCLA

Graduate and professional academic programs entered by Morris political science graduates:

  • American culture studies
  • Economics
  • History
  • Human resource development
  • International relations
  • Labor relations
  • Law
  • Mass communications
  • Political science
  • Public administration
  • Public affairs
  • Public policy
  • Urban/regional studies

A selection of careers pursued by Morris political science graduates:

  • Administrator
  • Attorney
  • Business executive
  • City planner
  • Communications specialist
  • Congressional aide
  • Journalist
  • Judge
  • Law clerk
  • Policy analyst
  • Political consultant
  • Professor
  • Public relations specialist
  • U.S. senate staff assistant
  • Writer/editor