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UMKC Political Science students explore politics and government in and outside the classroom.

Andrew Miller

When Andrew Miller was 18, he wanted to be a doctor. At that age, he thought there were only two jobs: a doctor or a lawyer. “I passed the classes in pre-med but I didn’t care about carbon molecules, I cared about policies and laws and politics. That was fascinating to me.”

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The J.D./M.A. in Political Science Dual Degree Program combines a Juris Doctor degree with the Master of Arts in Political Science. Students not only increase their career prospects, but they are also able to reduce their coursework by a cross-acceptance of certain credit hours.

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