A Temple University Political Science degree can take you many places, but wherever it takes you, we hope you stay in touch by joining our alumni group after graduation. Ready to earn your political science degree? Make your declaration, come visit us, view your transfer options and our deadlines and apply to get started.

Where Can a Degree in Political Science Take Me?

Our students regularly secure coveted internships in:

  • Government offices and agencies (e.g., the City of Philadelphia)
  • State legislative or congressional offices
  • Political campaigns
  • Law firms and local prosecutor’s offices
  • Public interest groups

Political science offers students preparation that can help them in a wide range of endeavors. Our alumni go on to law school and graduate studies, while others find meaningful employment in government, political groups and campaigns, the media, non-profit organizations and business. Related careers and fields include the following:

  • Policy researchers
  • Political correspondents
  • Lobbyists
  • Political consultants
  • Business
  • Diplomacy
  • Education
  • Government affairs

View our PhD Placement List to see where some of our graduates have landed!

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Calling All Alumni

How are you? What are you up to? Join the Temple University Political Science Alumni group on LinkedIn. We want to get in touch with you, get you in touch with each other and give our current students great ideas about all that you can do with political science training.

Alumni Spotlight

The stories below feature some of our outstanding alumni and they further illustrate the diversity of options available to Political Science graduates.

Jesse Monoski, Currently serves as Legislative Director in the Office of State Senator John Sabatina, Jr. and as Borough Councilman for Lemoyne, PA
BA in Political Science from Temple in 2016

Make Your Declaration

The College of Liberal Arts has the largest selection of academic offerings at Temple University. Our students have the flexibility to explore all of their interests from the humanities and social sciences to business and the media arts.

For a complete list of our academic offerings visit liberalarts.temple.edu

Visit Us!

The Office of Admissions offers tours daily. To register for a tour, please go to temple.edu/visit. If you would like to experience the College of Liberal Arts firsthand, you can take advantage of the various visit opportunities we have throughout the year, including the Liberal Arts Preview Day.

Thinking of Transferring?

Almost half of incoming Temple students transfer from other colleges and universities. If you’ve taken 15 or more college-level credits after high school graduation, you can apply for admission as a transfer student. If you’re thinking about transferring, consider attending a Transfer Tuesday general information session.

Learn More about Transferring to Temple


When you are ready to apply, submit your application online at admissions.temple.edu/apply.


February 1: Freshman Application Deadline for Fall Semester
February 1: FAFSA Financial Aid Application Deadline
November 1: Transfer Deadline for Spring Semester
June 1: Transfer Deadline for Fall Semester