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Master of Arts (M.A.) in Political Science, concentration in European Union Policy Studies

This international degree program is an exciting, one-year Master of Arts based wholly in Florence, Italy. Its global perspective, hands-on learning and in-depth instruction will expose you to a diverse and rewarding array of academic, professional and personal opportunities.

1 year program
90 percent employment rate after graduation


Open a world of possibilities with JMU’s 10-month M.A. program in political science, based in Florence, Italy:

  • Develop expertise in the politics of policymaking and in policy analysis.
  • Expand your personal and cultural horizons.
  • Build a professional network with roots in the United States and in Europe.

While a prior background in political science and/or European studies is useful, we have designed the program so that students coming from other fields of study can succeed.

Beginning with the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year, 100% of our admitted students will receive some form of program or research assistantship.

You will leave this program with an improved understanding of Europe and its relevance for the United States and for the world.

You also will hone skills in professional communications, cross-cultural competencies, applied research, stakeholder analysis, logic-model program design, and cost-effectiveness analysis that will make you stand out in the job market.

To see the curriculum and the courses offered in this M.A. program, view the JMU Graduate Catalog.

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