What department are you a graduate student in?
The Political Science Department
Why did you decide to go to graduate school?
I want to increase my understanding of the influences that shape the world we live in and contribute to the field of political knowledge.
Did your interests change throughout your program?
I entered the program with a desire to understand armed conflict and my interests have remained consistent.
What do you want to do with your advanced degree?
I would like to share my learned knowledge with people interested in political science and contribute to the growth of political knowledge with my peers.
Matthew Smith is a PhD Candidate at the FSU Department of Political Science. You can learn more about Matthew here.