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Department of Political Science

College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

Masters of Applied American Politics and Policy

The MAAPP program is a Masters of Science degree designed for those who seek active careers in a number of political fields: Campaigns, Fundraising, Political Communications, Lobbying, Legislative Affairs, etc. Unlike the traditional graduate program in Political Science, which is designed for individuals with career paths in academia and research, MAAPP offers practical experience and a diverse set of skills for those interested in careers as political operatives. Florida State University's MAAPP program has two distinct advantages over other political science programs of this type: flexible enrollment options including evening courses for students holding full-time jobs during the day, and the significant political networks available due to our location in Tallahassee, the capital city of the third-largest state in the U.S.

Currently enrolled undergraduate students at FSU may qualify for the Combined Bachelor's/Master's Pathway where up to 12 credit hours of approved graduate-level coursework will count towards requirements for both degree programs (BA/BS and MS). More details are available in the Student Guide for the Combined Pathway and Application.