Political Scientist

What Do They Do?

- Research political subjects, such as the U.S. political system, relations between the United States and foreign countries, and political ideologies

Work Environment

- Political scientists typically work full time in an office. They may work additional hours to finish reports and meet deadlines.

How Does One Become One?

- Most political scientists need to complete either a master’s or Ph.D. program. To be admitted to a graduate program, applicants should complete undergraduate courses in political science, writing, and statistics. Applicants also benefit from having related work or internship experience.

- Practicing political scientist can make upwards of $100,000

- Not all politicians even major in anything close to political science, and many political science majors have careers not directly related to public policy

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