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A Master of Arts in Political Science gives students the skills and knowledge to work in jobs ranging from being an elected official to working as a lobbyist for a major corporation. It’s the type of degree that allows someone to really make their mark in this world, through public service, influencing legislation, or shaping public policy. What is an MA in Political Science? It’s a hi… Read more

A Master of Arts in Political Science gives students the skills and knowledge to work in jobs ranging from being an elected official to working as a lobbyist for a major corporation. It’s the type of degree that allows someone to really make their mark in this world, through public service, influencing legislation, or shaping public policy.

What is an MA in Political Science? It’s a higher education degree that can lead to an exciting career in politics. Many people who get a Master of Arts degree in Political Science end up working for the U.S. government. The program gives people the skills to understand the Constitution, how laws are made, and how to effectively navigate the complicated world of modern governing with advanced coursework. This degree can prepare students for jobs overseas, working for the state department or other communication-based jobs with theoretical and hands-on training.

Many students are interested in receiving an MA in Political Science because they have a strong desire to change the world around them. They want to be involved in politics and the government, and they want to shape laws and policy. The program will give them the needed skills to accomplish these tasks.

The cost of earning an MA in Political Science varies depending on how long the program lasts, where it is located, and the type of institution the student chooses. Students should spend a considerable amount of time studying their options before settling on a program.

Students who receive a Master of Arts in Political Science can end up with careers in fast-paced, exciting environments. They may end up being the mayor of a major city, a lobbyist for a non-profit group, or an ambassador for the State Department.

People looking to receive a Master of Arts don’t need to physically attend a university. There are lots of options for online courses that can fit around a busy schedule. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Washington, USA

The Master of Arts in Government gives students the tools to examine governmental and social institutions in our society, explore areas of reform, and most importantly, bring ... +

The Master of Arts in Government gives students the tools to examine governmental and social institutions in our society, explore areas of reform, and most importantly, bring about change. The program combines the theory and practice of government, politics, and policy-making. -
MA
Part-time
English
Online
 
Unicaf - Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool, United Kingdom

The programme is innovative and challenging because it provides a multidisciplinary approach to examining international relations. The programme will critically engage with th ... +

The programme is innovative and challenging because it provides a multidisciplinary approach to examining international relations. The programme will critically engage with theoretical approaches to International Relations in order to better understand the world. To further aid understanding of the world, the programme will critically examine in-depth issues of enduring international significance, including conflict, the role of multilateral institutions, US foreign policy, state-building in the colonial and post-colonial world, and the role of humanitarian actions by state and non-state actors. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Online
 
University of Hull
Hull, United Kingdom

Globalisation and recent wars dramatise the enduring importance of world affairs to government, economics and people’s lives. If you are interested in a career focusing on glo ... +

Globalisation and recent wars dramatise the enduring importance of world affairs to government, economics and people’s lives. If you are interested in a career focusing on global politics, this programme is for you. It is aimed at degree-holders with an interest in the theory and practice of world politics. The degree aims to impart a broad and balanced knowledge of international relations theory at an advanced level. It provides core training in political analysis and methodology of the social sciences. It examines contemporary global problems and rival approaches to their solution and offers specialisation in particular areas such as foreign policy analysis, global society, regional integration, global environmental politics, and strategic and security studies. This MA prepares graduates for careers in media, academia, non-governmental organisations, international business, research think-tanks and government foreign service. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
01 Aug 2022
Campus
 

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Norwich University Online
Northfield, USA

The online Master of Arts in Diplomacy program from Norwich University prepares individuals to better serve their country through advanced military and civilian opportunities. ... +

The online Master of Arts in Diplomacy program from Norwich University prepares individuals to better serve their country through advanced military and civilian opportunities. Graduates can complete the program equipped with the expertise necessary for leadership roles in law enforcement, education, international business, the military, and more. The program can be completed online through a flexible, interactive learning environment that offers unlimited access to coursework. -
MA
Part-time
18 months
English
Online
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

The MA Politics enables students to develop an advanced understanding of politics and policymaking across national and international settings. The course explores critical iss ... +

The MA Politics enables students to develop an advanced understanding of politics and policymaking across national and international settings. The course explores critical issues that drive the political process and examines the role of the state in the governance of society. It considers contemporary challenges, such as policy formulation and implementation in areas such as counter-terrorism, gender equality, and health. Together with tutors and peers, students are able to engage in important discussions about the future of representative democracy in Britain and globally. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
University of Haifa, International School
Haifa, Israel

Taught in English over one year from September through August, the International Graduate Program in National Security Studies is designed for students and professionals who a ... +

Taught in English over one year from September through August, the International Graduate Program in National Security Studies is designed for students and professionals who are seriously interested in the field of national security in the broadest sense of the term. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Link Campus University
Rome, Italy

The Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies and Diplomatic Sciences’ International Relations program was designed for students interested in a career in diplomacy, cooperation, c ... +

The Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies and Diplomatic Sciences’ International Relations program was designed for students interested in a career in diplomacy, cooperation, crisis operations, or private companies working with international relations. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations
South Orange, USA

At the School of Diplomacy, students evolve from consumers of information to producers of knowledge — immediately ready to contribute to a variety of fields. Our customizable ... +

At the School of Diplomacy, students evolve from consumers of information to producers of knowledge — immediately ready to contribute to a variety of fields. Our customizable academic program builds essential skills and helps students cultivate a deep understanding of who they are and how they can have a positive impact on the complex, interdependent world they've inherited. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of San Francisco - School of Education
San Francisco, USA

Grounded in the practice of critical pedagogy, this program provides a dynamic learning community where students benefit from rigorous experience both in the classroom and in ... +

Grounded in the practice of critical pedagogy, this program provides a dynamic learning community where students benefit from rigorous experience both in the classroom and in the community. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Khalifa University
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The 21st century combines the promise of great progress with the resurgence of old dangers and the emergence of new ones. Those dangers include terrorism, warfare, weapons of ... +

The 21st century combines the promise of great progress with the resurgence of old dangers and the emergence of new ones. Those dangers include terrorism, warfare, weapons of mass destruction, and natural disasters. Some of these dangers are rooted in technology, others in society, and still others in nature itself. Attaining the strategic vision of the UAE will require deep understanding of those threats, and the knowledge and skills to address them. This unique Master’s Program is being offered by Khalifa University’s Institute of International and Civil Security. The Institutes’ mission is to become a leading academic center for supporting research, teaching and policy analysis in the field of security studies. In addition to what takes places inside the classroom, the institute hosts speakers, workshops, events, and works with other institutions- within government, academia, and the private sector – to advance security research, education, training, and policy-making. -
MA
Full-time
30 months
English
Campus
 
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, United Kingdom

Our online MA in Social Policy will help you understand and analyse some of the most pressing issues faced by the world today. You’ll explore how cultural, demographic, econom ... +

Our online MA in Social Policy will help you understand and analyse some of the most pressing issues faced by the world today. You’ll explore how cultural, demographic, economic, governmental, and technological changes shape social policy across the globe, and develop the skills needed to carry out social research informed by debates on methodology, epistemology, ethics, and politics. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
Online
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

The Master's programme in Conflict Studies and Human Rights will equip you with the necessary analytical and theoretical skills to engage with global and local challenges in i ... +

The Master's programme in Conflict Studies and Human Rights will equip you with the necessary analytical and theoretical skills to engage with global and local challenges in insightful and innovative ways. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Oxford Brookes University
Headington, United Kingdom

Our Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding MA is aimed at practitioners already working in these fields, but also those working in related areas.

Our Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding MA is aimed at practitioners already working in these fields, but also those working in related areas. -
MA
Part-time
30 months
English
Jan 2022
Online
 
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Canada

The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Master of Arts (MA) program is interdisciplinary within the humanities and social sciences and is based on a cohort le ... +

The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Master of Arts (MA) program is interdisciplinary within the humanities and social sciences and is based on a cohort learning model that fosters an environment of interdisciplinary engagement and exchange, research, peer mentoring, collaboration among a small group of students, within a team-based learning experience. The overall academic aims of the major are to emphasize social, cultural, and political thought and to install the intellectual and practical tools to work successfully with community partners and agencies to facilitate social change. Students graduating from the Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major will demonstrate a range of professional skills (e.g., peer review, public presentations, critical thinking) and research competencies. Graduates are capable of producing novel, relevant, and rigorous research that makes significant contributions to interdisciplinary knowledge. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 48 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Unicaf - Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool, United Kingdom

The Master of Arts in Criminology and Social Policy is aiming to enable students to develop an advanced understanding of cutting-edge developments in the fields of criminology ... +

The Master of Arts in Criminology and Social Policy is aiming to enable students to develop an advanced understanding of cutting-edge developments in the fields of criminology and social policy, with a particular focus upon their intersection through the processes of criminalization and the workings of institutions of (in)justice; enable students to develop a critical awareness of the theoretical and empirical relationships between power and social divisions as they relate to the fields of criminology and social policy; help students develop a critical understanding of the social, political and historical processes that affect the ways in which crimes and harms are perpetrated and responded to locally, nationally and internationally; prepare students to develop critical discussion and analysis of complex concepts and to work independently and with some originality; present students with the opportunity to engage in a sustained piece of in-depth research work which demonstrates an advanced understanding and application of the methodology, method and analysis; enhance the critical, analytic, research and employability skills of students working within or aspiring to work within Criminology and Social Policy related professions. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online