The department offers programs leading to the master of arts (M.A.), master of public administration (M.P.A.), and doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Much more detailed information relating to the degrees offered by the Department of Political Science is contained in supplements issued to students by the department. Students and prospective students should consult these as well as this catalog.

Chair of Political Science Department:

Professor Joseph Smith, Ph.D.
Box 870213
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0213

Director of Graduate Studies in Political Science:
Dr. Dana Patton
Box 870213
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0213
(205) 348-5528

Director of MPA Program:
Professor James “Gerard” Caillier, Ph.D.
Box 870213
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0213

For information on our graduate programs, use the following e-mail address:

Please note that the department requires all graduate applicants to submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Graduate Catalog

Degree Information

Graduate Admissions

Graduate Forms

Graduate Student Handbook