Master's Degree in Political Science in USA

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Political Science

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Political science provides individuals with an understanding of the executive, legislative, and judicial processes that are used to govern a country or society. Their impact on the economic and social structure is also examined. 

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

Top Master Programs in Political Science in USA 2017

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Master in International Affairs (Dual Degree with Columbia University)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA New York

Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) share the conviction that the best education for future policy experts and senior decision-makers in international affairs is the product of the combination of a solid multidisciplinary base in social sciences and an in-depth specialization. [+]

Best Masters in Political Science in USA 2017. Master in International Affairs (Dual Degree with Columbia University) A Founding Dual Degree in International Affairs Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) share the conviction that the best education for future policy experts and senior decision-makers in international affairs is the product of the combination of a solid multidisciplinary base in social sciences and an in-depth specialization. Building on the complementary approaches of two prestigious institutions with rich and diverse academic traditions, Sciences Po (PSIA) and Columbia University (SIPA), both members of the Association of Professional School of International Affairs (APSIA), decided as early as 2000 to combine their strengths and offer a dual Master’ s degree program in International Affairs. Since 2000, more than 80 students have graduated from the PSIA / SIPA dual degree in International Affairs. Dual degree alumni are currently working in Paris, New York, London, Geneva, Copenhagen, Pristina, Katanga Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo and even Sao Paulo, within institutions as various as the International Rescue Committee, Goldman Sachs, the World Bank, Doctors without Borders, the European Commission, Air France or Bloomberg LP. The dual degree program in international affairs open to all candidates worldwide. Sciences Po – PSIA, PARIS SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS In keeping with Sciences Po’s centennial tradition of excellence, PSIA offers cutting-edge education to tomorrow’s leaders in international affairs. Responding to the tremendous shifts witnessed today in world, PSIA doesn’t simply train the world’s future decision-makers for their next job, but rather, educates future leaders for significant careers that can make a difference in international and global affairs tomorrow. The PSIA curriculum strongly emphasises specialisation and “craft” by awarding nine different Master degree programs and offers 23 concentration programs, equipping students with common conceptual and methodological tools needed to contextualise and embrace intersections within contemporary world issues by building bridges between programs. Founded on a strong triple anchorage inherited from Sciences Po– university, research, practice – PSIA embodies Sciences P’s academic excellence, French expertise in world politics and the best practices of similar schools across the globe. With 1300 students coming from 100 countries, taught by world-renowned professors and practitioners, PSIA rises as a vibrant global pulse in Europe and a primary platform for global debate, rooted in the academy. Columbia University – SIPA, SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs provides its students with the skills and knowledge to pursue distinguished careers in government, business, media, non-profit organizations, NGOs, and international organizations. Its faculty, students, and alumni are committed to enhancing the public good-providing social services, supporting human rights, building markets, protecting the environment, and resolving conflicts. SIPA students are from a variety of backgrounds, and half of SIPA’s approximately 1,200 students are international, coming from around one hundred countries. Program overview All Dual Degree Students spend their first year at Sciences Po and their second year at Columbia University. Year 1 at Sciences Po During the first year of the dual degree at Sciences Po, students join the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). Academic Program: The following Masters programs are offered by PSIA in the dual degree program: Master in International Security Master in International Public Management Master in International Economic Policy Master in Environmental Policy Master in International Development Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action Master in International Energy This is a dual degree with Columbia University. [-]

Masters in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Monterey

The Institute’s Master’s in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) prepares students for professional careers dealing with the threats posed by violent extremism and nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. The interdisciplinary curriculum integrates instruction in international security, science and technology, history, practical skills, and language training. Students also have the opportunity to take electives in related subjects such as regional and area studies, global economics, cyber security, and international environmental issues [+]

Make Our World a Safer Place The Institute’s Master’s in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) prepares students for professional careers dealing with the threats posed by violent extremism and nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. The interdisciplinary curriculum integrates instruction in international security, science and technology, history, practical skills, and language training. Students also have the opportunity to take electives in related subjects such as regional and area studies, global economics, cyber security, and international environmental issues. Creating a World of Change Dual Degree Students who are specifically interested in WMD issues and U.S.-Russian relations can apply for our new Dual Degree in Nonproliferation Studies with the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Research The Institute is home to a number of important research centers and initiatives that are integrated into this degree curriculum. These centers also offer paid research assistant positions: James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP) NPTS in D.C. and Vienna Our offices in Washington D.C. and Vienna, Austria give students access to a wealth of resources including opportunities for placed internships and conducting research. [-]

M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 USA San Francisco

The University of San Francisco M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies program (MAPS) explores in depth the economic powerhouses of 21st century Asia and their embrace of the explosive forces of modernization. Located in the exciting center of America's most Asia-focused city, MAPS is an innovative program that studies both the economic and social dynamism of modern Asia and its rich history and cultural continuity. [+]

Master in Asia Pacific StudiesThe University of San Francisco M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies program (MAPS) explores in depth the economic powerhouses of 21st century Asia and their embrace of the explosive forces of modernization. Located in the exciting center of America's most Asia-focused city, MAPS is an innovative program that studies both the economic and social dynamism of modern Asia and its rich history and cultural continuity.As the Pacific Century unfolds, the MAPS Program is designed to serve the needs and schedules of both traditional graduate students and working professionals who seek an advanced education in East Asian cultures, economies and societies. With its interdisciplinary approach to the Asia Pacific region, MAPS prepares students for a broad spectrum of careers in the following areas:... [-]


Master (MSc) Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

School Of Professional Studies - Columbia University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 semesters September 2017 USA New York + 1 more

Columbia’s master’s program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, which can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis, combines theory and applied training to prepare students to develop practical models for negotiating and resolving disputes among parties with differing objectives and desires. [+]

Conflict resolution professionals work in a range of fields, including business, law, education, healthcare, and government. They act as arbitrators, mediators, facilitators, ombudsmen, and counselors. They must understand the root causes and dynamics of conflict and how to resolve disputes through reasoned negotiation. Columbia’s master’s program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, which can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis, combines theory and applied training to prepare students to develop practical models for negotiating and resolving disputes among parties with differing objectives and desires. This graduate program is part of a rich history of conflict resolution at Columbia University. The graduate program’s training philosophy is grounded in a commitment to interactive, dialogue-based methods of managing and resolving conflict. The focus is on building common ground, establishing dialogue, applying practical skills, ensuring representation and recognition, and forging relationships. The program trains students to: Adopt a mindset that is self-aware and sensitive to diverse populations of people in various settings Consider alternative perspectives from differing worldviews Apply sound conflict analysis models, tools and processes Understand system dynamics and complexity of issues and actors Develop a reflective practice of learning Work toward reaching constructive outcomes through the use of collaborative processes Use theory to inform their understanding, and apply pragmatic approaches to resolving conflicts Curriculum 40 points for degree completion On-campus instruction only Part-time* or full-time program Spring and Fall intake 3-6 terms to complete Capstone Thesis Fieldwork course option * Enrollment in the part-time option of this program does not meet the full-time requirements for an F1 student visa. The curriculum emphasizes a pragmatic approach to resolving conflicts that arise in human resource management, community and labor organization, education and health administration, and law and business. Through examination of theory and practical methodology, the program focuses on constructive communication, ethical understanding, cultural awareness and sensitivity, counseling, and resolving conflicts in ways that are favorable for all parties. The program includes four core courses that ground students in the field. Two additional courses are designed to provide students with a deeper engagement in research and practice. Four electives allow students to focus their work in an area of concentration, such as health care, the environment, or ombuds practice. At least two of these electives must be chosen from courses designed for the program; up to two may be chosen from course offerings in other schools of the University. Three Master's Capstone Thesis Seminars immerse students in the world of negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution through applied research and exposure to professional work in the field with grounding in theory, research and practice. This is a rigorous and concentrated graduate degree program that demands a serious commitment of time and energy. The Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution can be taken on a full or part-time basis, and is designed to accommodate the professional obligations of students who are employed full-time. Students should be aware of the nontraditional schedule. Classes are mostly held in the evenings and on the weekends. Course meetings are either spread out over the 14-week term or scheduled as weekend, day-long intensives. Course schedules are posted in advance of the term so that students can plan accordingly. Classroom attendance is required. Students are also expected to devote significant time to completing reading and written assignments, and projects outside of class. In order to receive the Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, students must complete all requirements within three years (six terms, excluding summer) with an overall grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better. [-]

Master of Management (MM)

American University of Leadership
Campus or Online Full time Part time 12 - 12 months September 2017 USA Orlando + 1 more

The Master of Management program is designed to specialize the management skills students need to function effectively within an organization. [+]

Master of Management-MM

General, Diplomatic studies or Islamic Finance

English or French

The Master of Management program is designed to specialize the management skills students need to function effectively within an organization. Students learn to synthesize business concepts and practices presented in this program to develop solutions for specific managerial situations found within the organizational environment.

The Master of Management program at AUL utilizes problem-based learning where students refine their problem solving skills along with their communication, creativity, information- utilization, and critical-thinking skills. They are assessed on the basis of their use of the problem-solving process as well as their communication and critical- thinking skills during their presentations.... [-]