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Murray's Antiterrorism Fellowship in Israel
Brings New Meaning to 'Intensive Course'

As the threat of terror continues worldwide, Gregg R. Murray has found that its ebb and flow--the life-cycle, so to speak, of terrorist acts and their aftermath--directly correlate to voter turnout and citizens' willingness to exchange freedom for safety.

Murray, Assistant Professor of Political Science in the College of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Political Science, teaches courses on political behavior. One of his research interests is studying how terrorist acts affect that political behavior.


An Undergraduate Degree With Relevance

Political science provides excellent instruction for students interested in politics, law, journalism, teaching, or civil service. .

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Advance Your Potential

The Political Science MA program at Texas Tech University provides selected students an opportunity to expand their background in one or more fields of political science that may be relevant to their career goals.

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Exploring the Possibilities

The Political Science Ph.D. program at Texas Tech University is designed to produce capable and active research scholars.

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Mastering The Public Sector

The program for the Master of Public Administration degree is designed to prepare students to assume administrative positions in government and nonprofit agencies.

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Earl Survey Research Laboratory

The mission of the Earl Survey Research Laboratory (ESRL) is to provide survey research services to the university community and to public sector agencies and organizations.

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The Political Science  department supervises the following degree and certificate programs:

Dual Degree Programs

The department also participates in both the Latin American and Iberian Studies program and the Russian Language and Area Studies program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree; a minor in women’s studies; Honors College programs; and Arts and Sciences minors in urban studies, international studies, ethnic studies, Asian studies, and religion studies.