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We believe in the importance of the quality of education. Graduates have gone on to serve in a variety of local, state, federal and nonprofit organizations, and many have successfully became leaders in their communities. The Political Science Department prepares students from diverse backgrounds to be productive leaders in their communities by sharing knowledge, encouraging excellence in research and practice, and fostering an environment of professionalism. 

 

Poltical Science Careers

We encourage our students to go beyond a Bachelors degree. Many political science students are interested in going to law school and some want to pursue advanced degrees in the field. We can help you on your quest for any of these goals. Whether you are looking for an academic or research position or career in government, the law, business, journalism and communications, teaching and or a career with a non-profit organization-- in the private or public sector-- we can help.

Here are a few useful links:

Office of Personnel Management

U.S. Government Websites

International Affairs Careers

Examples of Careers in International Affairs Include:

  • Activist, Advocate/Organizer
  • Administration, Corporate, Government, Non-Profit
  • Archivist, Online Political Data
  • Budget Examiner or Analyst
  • Attorney
  • Banking Analyst or Executive
  • CIA Analyst or Agent
  • Corporate Analyst
  • Corporate Public Affairs Advisor
  • Corporate Economist
  • Corporate Manager
  • Corporate Information Analyst
  • Customs Officer
  • Financial Consultant
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Information Manager
  • Intelligence Officer
  • International Agency Officer
  • International Research Specialist
  • Lobbyist
  • Management Analyst
  • Mediator
  • Plans and Review Officer, USIA
  • Policy Analyst
  • Political Commentator
  • Public Affairs Research Analyst
  • Public Opinion Analyst
  • Publisher
  • Research Analyst
  • Survey Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • University Administrator
  • University Professor
Paralegal Profession

Paralegals, also called legal assistants, work in a wide range of professional settings and are an integral part of the legal team. Under the direct supervision of attorneys, paralegals perform legal research, legal writing, litigation management and support, and legal technology support.Graduates of WKU's Paralegal Studies have obtained employment in the following areas:

  • Private Law Practice
  • Corporate Legal Departments
  • Court Services
  • Government and Political Offices
  • Title Companies
  • Banks and Mortgage Companies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Property Management Companies
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Legal Technology Support
  • Human Resources Offices
  • Law Enforcement/Corrections
  • Property Appraisal Companies
  • Litigation Consulting Firms
  • Risk Management Firms
  • Employment/Career Services
  • Real Estate Sales Companies
Public Administration Career Paths

The WKU MPA Program is ideal for people who want to shape the future - both for themselves and their communities. It provides the knowledge and skills which are necessary in order to pursue a career in a variety of local, state, federal, and non-profit organizations.

 

WKU Recent and Past MPA Grads are Working as:

  • Director/Manager for non-profit agency
  • County Judge Executive (CJE's)
  • Director of Regional Airport
  • Manager of Area Development District
  • Public Health Department Manager
  • Public school administrator or college president
  • National and state campaign manager
 
MPA Alumni:

2015 Alumni Survey Results

2015 List of Respondents' Job Titles and Employers

2013 Alumni Survey Results

2013 Alumni Careers

2013 List of Respondents' Job Titles and Employers

2007 Alumni Careers

Post Graduate Employment by Sector

Graduation Rates

 


 

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 Last Modified 4/17/19