Master of Arts in Political Science – European Union Policy Studies Concentration
James Madison University’s Master of Arts program in Political Science with a concentration in European Union Policy Studies (EUPS) is a rigorous and exciting one-year graduate program.
The program, which is based entirely in Florence, Italy and involves multiple academic trips to Brussels and Strasbourg, develops students’ policy analysis skills and provides them with a comprehensive mastery of the European Union (EU), the EU’s role in contemporary global affairs, and the forces that move policy debates and developments within and beyond Europe.
The master’s program culminates in an applied internship experience or a fully articulated research project. EUPS alumni work in positions that demand broad intercultural competence, advanced policy analytic skills, and practical knowledge of the EU and global political and economic trends. They pursue careers in government and politics (including diplomatic service), international business, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, global media outlets, and academia.