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Southern Miss Online master’s program in political science gets high rating

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The following is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi’s online master’s degree program in Political Science has been recognized as one of the nation’s foremost in a recent ranking by TheBestSchools.org.

The Southern Miss graduate program – offered through the College of Arts and Letters -- is ranked No. 5 nationally by the online resource guide. Degree programs were ranked based on the quality of the program, types of courses provided, and faculty strength, as well as school awards, rankings, and reputation -- specifically a strong reputation for quality online degree programs.

“The ranking is warranted recognition of the strength of our curriculum, faculty and student career placement in this unique interdisciplinary program,” said Dr. Edward Sayre, chair of the Department of Political Science, International Development & International Affairs at Southern Miss.

USM’s online political science master’s degree, with an emphasis in international development, offers a variety of courses in research methods and specific work in the areas of international development, comparative political development and security studies. Graduate students are trained in relevant research methodologies, and in all areas of political science.

“The program is especially appealing to those who are employed through military or government service who are able to complete their degree requirements while on assignment overseas,” said Sayre. “The program is offered out of our Gulf Park campus and is taught by scholars in our International Development Ph.D. program who specialize in economic development, comparative political development, social/cultural development and security studies.”

Dr. Maureen Ryan, interim dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Southern Miss, added: “Our online political science master’s degree with an emphasis in international development offers a varied and challenging academic program to students around the globe. We are delighted that TheBestSchools.org has recognized the rigor and value of this important degree program.” 

TheBestSchools.org is a leading resource for prospective students seeking a college or university degree and those interest in other higher education related news.

For more information about the online political science degree program rankings, click here. 

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