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The master of arts in political science at Texas State University prepares students for careers in teaching, research, policy analysis, public service and foreign service.  The program provides a traditional liberal arts education for students who are interested in fields such as government, law, business and journalism. 

Courses are offered in American national government, state and local government, international relations, comparative politics and political theory.  With a large full-time faculty, students have the opportunity for a close intellectual exchange with professors.

Faculty specialize in the following, among many others: politics and literature, politics and business, humanitarian and refugee policy, African politics, religion and politics, Marxist-Leninist ideology, the American presidency, peasant societies, international political economy, Texas politics, public policy and constitutional theory.

Texas State is a depository for federal and state government documents as well as a member of the Council of Research and Academic libraries.