Political Science Career Opportunities

Edona Sefa, recent Political Science graduate with an International Relations Concentration, working for the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo.

Find a career with a world-changing purpose. A Political Science degree qualifies you for a variety of professional opportunities. Our department can guide you to a rewarding career. Aside from our faculty, we have a specialized advisor to work with students connecting coursework to the job market. Here are some of the places our majors go on to work:

  • Policy Analysts with intelligence agencies (CIA, DIA, National Counter Terrorism, and others)
  • Project Managers with non-profit organizations
  • Administrators in municipal, county, state, and federal government
  • Liaison Officers and Research Associates
  • Campaign Staffers
  • Political Party Organizers and Think Tank operatives
  • Reporters and writers for news outlets
  • Program Staff with an International Organization

Many of our majors go on to graduate level work:

  • Law School
  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration
  • Ph.D. in Political Science or International Diplomacy

Not only are Political Science careers personally rewarding, they also offer competitive salaries. For example, here are some median salaries for various positions:

  • City Manager – $106,408
  • Foreign Service Officer – $92,670
  • Assistant City Manager – $88,973
  • Human Resources Director – $80,336
  • Intelligence Analyst – $75,080
  • Director, Non-profit Organization – $69,518
  • Program Analyst – $65,078

Pictured: Edona Sefa, recent Political Science graduate with an International Relations Concentration, working for the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo.