Master of Art Programs in Political Science

Compare 177 MA Programs in Political Science

Political Science

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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Master of Arts in Information Operations

The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS)
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

Information Operations (IO) represents a key instrument of current and anticipated national security policy. IO provides a means of supporting, through information and education, allies and political elements abroad who share US interests in many parts of the world. [+]

MA Degrees in Political Science. Program Objectives Information Operations (IO) represents a key instrument of current and anticipated national security policy. IO provides a means of supporting, through information and education, allies and political elements abroad who share US interests in many parts of the world. IO also provides a means of deterring and prevailing against state and nonstate adversaries and other competitors seeking to undermine US security interests, ideals, and quality of life. This instrument offers a wide range of digital and human influence capabilities. It ensures that the US is more able to safeguard its information infrastructure to make and implement policy, to be able to deter, and if necessary to use its information capabilities to prevail against attempts by others to weaken, manipulate or cripple US information programs, and to counter the deception and influence capabilities of competitors. IO also can be used help prevent conflict and to influence the outcomes of political and military conflict. The DMGS program is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge, concepts and theories to understand the critical role that IO plays in supporting and enhancing US national security policy. That role is now recognized as nationally important in the DoD’s Joint Publication 3-13, which has been used to educate and deploy increasing number of IO specialists. (Other agencies have not yet publically identified their IO doctrine and/or related major practices.) The DMGS program will focus on the strategic aims, skill sets, and historical and innovative techniques coming online that... [-]

MA in European Public Law and Politics

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 2 more

Το Πρόγραμμα απευθύνεται σε κατόχους πτυχίων Νομικής, Πολιτικών Επιστημών ή/και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, Διεθνών ή/και Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών, Διεθνών Σχέσεων, καθώς και άλλων συναφών τίτλων σπουδών. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 έτη Qualification Awarded: Ευρωπαϊκό Δημόσιο Δίκαιο και Πολιτική (MA, 1.5 έτη ή 3 εξάμηνα) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master Degree) Language of Instruction: Ελληνική Mode of Study: Πλήρης/ μερική φοίτηση Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: Το Πρόγραμμα απευθύνεται σε κατόχους πτυχίων Νομικής, Πολιτικών Επιστημών ή/και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, Διεθνών ή/και Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών, Διεθνών Σχέσεων, καθώς και άλλων συναφών τίτλων σπουδών. Σκοπός του Προγράμματος είναι να παράσχει τη δυνατότητα για δι-επιστημονική προσέγγιση, εμβάθυνση και εξειδίκευση στη γνωστική ενότητα που συγκροτείται από τα γνωστικά αντικείμενα/πεδία του Δημοσίου και του Ευρωπαϊκού Δικαίου, της Πολιτικής Θεωρίας, της Πολιτικής Επιστήμης, των Διεθνών και Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών και άλλα αντικείμενα που εντάσσονται στο ευρύτερο πεδίο των Πολιτικών Επιστημών. Η συστηματική, μεταπτυχιακού επιπέδου κατάρτιση στα παραπάνω γνωστικά αντικείμενα μπορεί να αποτελέσει κρίσιμο εφόδιο για άτομα που στοχεύουν να εργαστούν σε πλήθος τομέων, οργανισμών και επαγγελμάτων. Ενδεικτικά, τα εφόδια που θα αποκομίζουν οι απόφοιτοι του Προγράμματος θα είναι χρήσιμα: 1. Σε ανώτερα ή κατώτερα στελέχη της Δημόσιας Υπηρεσίας και διαφόρων κρατικών ή ημι-κρατικών οργανισμών. 2. Σε στελέχη διεθνών οργανισμών, όπως η Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση, ο ΟΗΕ, το Συμβούλιο της Ευρώπης κ.λπ. 3. Σε στελέχη Μη-Κυβερνητικών Οργανισμών, διεθνούς ή εθνικής εμβέλειας. 4. Σε μέλη του διπλωματικού σώματος και σε άλλους εργαζομένους σε Πρεσβείες ή άλλες Υπηρεσίες και Οργανισμούς που ενεργοποιούνται στο πεδίο των διακρατικών σχέσεων. 5. Σε εκείνους που πρόκειται να ασκήσουν πρακτικά τη νομική επιστήμη, είτε ως δικηγόροι, είτε ως νομικοί σύμβουλοι σε εταιρείες και σε δημόσιους ή ιδιωτικούς οργανισμούς, ΜΚΟ,... [-]

Master of Arts in Peace and Justice

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5 years August 2017 USA San Diego + 1 more

In 2016 we are offering a new 2-year Master of Arts in Peace and Justice (MAPJ; full-and part-time) for individuals who want to create change and solve today’s most troubling issues. Application deadline is January 15. [+]

MA Degrees in Political Science. In 2016 we are offering a new 2-year Master of Arts in Peace and Justice (MAPJ; full-and part-time) for individuals who want to create change and solve today’s most troubling issues. Application deadline is January 15. Our School is located in one of the most beautiful cities in the United States: San Diego, California, right at the Mexico-U.S border. The MAPJ offers a curriculum where students will gain: • Deep understanding of the global and local contexts in which violence, oppression and social injustice occur • Knowledge of theories and frameworks to explain complex situations • Capacity to design new approaches and solutions to peace and justice issues • Competence in implementing and assessing the impact of programs and initiatives A rich course portfolio includes human rights, conflict resolution, leadership and organizations, development, technology and social change, and social entrepreneurship to shape professionals equipped to work effectively for peace and justice across multiple organizational settings. The MAPJ is a one-of-a-kind learning program, where students can participate in projects through our award-winning institutes: theJoan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, the Trans-Border Institute, and the Center for Peace and Commerce. Student entrepreneurs can access seed funding to launch and test social ventures for peace through our Social Innovation Challenge, which has awarded $234,000 in cash to students since its inception in 2011. Students come from 30 countries to become peacebuilders and changemakers. Some organizations currently employing our graduate students are: British Embassy, World Bank, The... [-]

Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy PARIS

Schiller International University - Florida, Heidelberg, Madrid, Paris
Campus Full time 10 - 12 months Open Enrollment France Paris

The Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy program is offered at Paris campus. It is a professional program that prepares students for a future in foreign affairs, journalism, or business. [+]

The Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy is an academic and professional program that prepares students not only for careers in the foreign service, in intergovernmental organizations, or international businesses, but also in nongovernmental watchdogs or NGOs, think tanks and academic research, consultancy, and journalism as well as public and foreign policy. The program combines problem solving, structural analysis, project development and management with a comprehensive theoretical and critical examination of the political, cultural, legal, and socio-economic practices that make up our increasingly interdependent and complex world. Because the political and economic problems central to foreign relations today invariably transcend national boundaries, the international agenda encompasses technological, religious, ethno‐linguistic, and humanitarian concerns, as well as the more traditional area of diplomatic activity. Drawing from multiple fields including finance, law, history, philosophy, and theology, this program is decidedly interdisciplinary. It is taught by a diverse faculty of distinguished academics and seasoned practitioners who reflect the cross-cutting issues and interests that inform international relations today. The University’s regular guest lecture series and simulation exercises also add a unique dimension to the program. Delivered and conducted by experienced working diplomats and professionals in international development and business, these complementary curricular support activities enable Schiller International University’s students to break out of the classroom and gain hands-on experience even as they explore internship opportunities or network with potential employers. Finally, the program encompasses study visits to international organizations within immediate reach of each of the University’s campuses to ensure continuous exposure to... [-]

Master in European Governance (double degree)

Masaryk University Faculty of Social Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno

European Governance is a double degree taught in cooperation with Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The interdisciplinary in European Governance will equip you with the knowledge and skills to answer these questions and to formulate appropriate responses to the challenges they pose. In this way, it prepares you to deal with and work within the complexity of European governance - both in Brussels and at home. [+]

MA Degrees in Political Science. Double-degree program with Utrecht University. Dealing with important questions in today's Europe Financial markets in crisis - how can they be regulated? Sustainable energy - how can we make the transition to a green economy? Welfare states - should they be reformed to foster economic growth, and if so how can this be done? Cross-border policing - what are the emerging patterns of intelligence sharing and law enforcement? Homogenisation - are European countries becoming more similar because of the EU? Unifier or underminer - does the EU pose a threat to democracy? These are among the most important questions in Europe today. Each of them involves activities at local, national and European level, and each requires insights from economics, law and public administration. The interdisciplinary Master Program in European Governance will equip you with the knowledge and skills to answer these questions and to formulate appropriate responses to the challenges they pose. In this way, it prepares you to deal with and work within the complexity of European governance - both in Brussels and at home. A unique program with Utrecht University As a student on this program, you will study and live in two different places. This allows you to study and experience European governance from two different perspectives while providing you with a unique personal experience. Year 1 of the program is spent at Masaryk University in Brno which has, among other things, particular expertise in the democratic and market economy developments that... [-]

M.A. in European Studies

Centre for European Studies at Jagiellonian University
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Poland Kraków

The MA programme in European Studies is composed of high-level postgraduate courses taught in English. Students will take classes from the core, key, specialty, and optional categories according to their academic specialisation and personal interest. The maximum duration of studies is 4 semesters... [+]

M.A. in European Studies The MA programme in European Studies is composed of high-level postgraduate courses taught in English. Students will take classes from the core, key, specialty, and optional categories according to their academic specialisation and personal interest. The maximum duration of studies is 4 semesters. Objectives This programme is designed to provide students with advanced and interdisciplinary knowledge of contemporary European affairs. Our focus is the study of the political, economic and cultural character of Central and Eastern Europe and the European Union. Most of our graduates apply their expertise in careers in either non-governmental or business sectors, while others continue with their studies on a doctoral level. Study Tracks At CES, we encourage students to develop their own independent curriculum and study track so that they can learn about and research topics that best reflect their interests and academic background. Students follow one of four related study tracks, and the MA degree with which they graduate reflects their specialisation. EU Studies Central and Eastern European Studies Central and Eastern European Studies: Research Track Europeanisation and Governance in CEE Studies in the Holocaust and Totalitarian Systems Degree Requirements Students are required to earn a total of 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) points, consisting of: The courses listed under each specialisation, chosen as part of the student's individually tailored curriculum Two semesters of foreign language training (Polish beg. to intermediate level or French, German and Russian at beginners' level) Workshops in methodology, academic writing and speaking,... [-]

MA in Legal Institutions and Theories

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

The Department of Political Science's master’s degree program in Legal Institutions and Theories is specifically tailored toward students interested in law, political science, or legal academia. [+]

MA Degrees in Political Science. The Department of Political Science's master’s degree program in Legal Institutions and Theories is specifically tailored toward students interested in law, political science, or legal academia. Built upon the strength of GW’s course offerings across the university, the Legal Institutions and Theories program allows students to examine the philosophical foundation of the law, the processes of judicial decision-making, the influence of public opinion on judicial decisions, the impact of the law on society, the institutional structures of the U.S. court system, and the diversity of legal institutions across the world. The majority of the coursework would be offered through the Department of Political Science. MA Requirements for Admission GRE scores are not required, but are highly preferred. Hours Required 30 credit hours (10 courses) Required Interpretation Courses (must take both of these courses) PSC 6113 The Constitution: History and Ideas PSC 6114 Theories of Judicial Review Required Institution Courses (must take ONE of these courses; you may take the remaining three as Elective Courses; 3 credit hours) PSC 8213 Judicial Politics PSC 8215 Law, Politics, and Society PSC 8388 Constitution and Democracy PSC 6987 Legal Internship [-]

MA Research Methods (Politics and International Relations)

Durham University
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 United Kingdom Durham

This degree is offered in collaboration with other departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health and is designed to provide a strong all-round training in research methods allied to further specialisation within the field of politics and international relations/studies. [+]

Description This degree is offered in collaboration with other departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health and is designed to provide a strong all-round training in research methods allied to further specialisation within the field of politics and international relations/studies. It is assumed that in taking this MA, you do so with the intention of proceeding to a PhD in Politics or International Relations. It has received official recognition from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and eligible candidates can apply for (ESRC) (1+3) studentships. The programme includes compulsory elements in a wide variety of techniques including statistics and quantitative methods, but contains less subject-specific content than the other MA courses. Core Modules: Perspectives on Social Research Dissertation Optional Modules: Optional modules in previous years have included: Statistical Exploration and Reasoning Quantitative Research Methods in Social Science Applied Statistics Qualitative Research Methods in Social Science Fieldwork and Interpretation International Theory International System Additional Optional Modules: European Institutions and the Policy Process The European Union as a Global Actor German Foreign Policy Collective Memory and Identity in Post-War Europe Collective Identities and Political Thought in Britain Since 1850 Contemporary Socio-Political Issues in Muslim Religious Thought European Security International Relations and Security in the Middle East Issues in the Politics of Military Occupation Just War in Political Theory and Practice Politics, Government and Civil Society in the Middle East The Political Economy of Development in the Middle East America and the World: The Making of US Foreign Policy Region,... [-]

Master of Arts in Political Science

Central Michigan University
Campus September 2017 USA Mount Pleasant

The curriculum is designed to provide all students with rigorous academic training in the CMU political science graduate program and will prepare you for doctoral programs, law schools, or other graduate [+]

Master of Arts in Political Science

 

The curriculum is designed to provide all students with rigorous academic training in the CMU political science graduate program and will prepare you for doctoral programs, law schools, or other graduate programs.

 

This graduate program at CMU features:

 

Concentrations in U.S. and international politics; Hands-on research opportunities; Distinguished faculty members specializing in comparative politics, public policy, international relations, U.S. politics, and political theory; Conveniently scheduled evening and weekend courses; Access to extensive on-campus library resources; Speakers, workshops, and many other global connections; Graduate assistantships and financial aid. ... [-]

MA in Ethnic and Migration Studies

Linköping University
Campus Full time 2 years Open Enrollment Sweden Linköping

The programme welcomes students of different academic backgrounds to develop a critical and transdisciplinary understanding of ethnicity and migration, integrating the humanities and the social sciences. It is set in an international community of students and faculty with numerous visiting researchers and academic activities. [+]

Addressing some of the most challenging issues in today’s world, this new programme relates ethnicity and migration to global economic and cultural change, and to systems of domination and resistance movements. You learn to analyse the causes of migration, as well as its consequences for emerging formations of race, gender, labour, citizenship, healthcare, welfare and culture. The programme welcomes students of different academic backgrounds to develop a critical and transdisciplinary understanding of ethnicity and migration, integrating the humanities and the social sciences. It is set in an international community of students and faculty with numerous visiting researchers and academic activities. By providing a curriculum that enables a comprehensive grasp of the field of Ethnic and Migration Studies, as well as in‑depth specialisation through elective courses, internships, studies abroad, and individual tutorials, the programme prepares you for positions in local, national and international organisations, administration, business, government, media and the cultural sector, as well as for further postgraduate studies. Programme description The Master’s programme relates ethnicity and migration to global economic and cultural change, and to systems of domination and resistance movements. The programme is interdisciplinary, integrating the humanities and the social sciences, and animated by a commitment to critical, innovative and useful approaches to issues and problems within the broad field of ethnic and migration studies. Students of different academic backgrounds are welcome to an international community with numerous visiting researchers and academic activities. You will gain a comprehensive grasp of the field of ethnic and migration studies and will... [-]

Master of Arts (MA) in European Studies: Identity and Integration

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's programme European Studies: Identity and Integration offers insight into various aspects of European identity and the process of... [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in European Studies: Identity and Integration

Language of instruction: English

Starts in: September

The Master's programme European Studies: Identity and Integration offers insight into various aspects of European identity and the process of European integration. Students examine Europe and the development of the idea of Europe, and in turn trace the founding of the European Union. By exploring the borders, images and policies of Europe, the programme aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of modern European history, culture and integration.

 

 

Curriculum

The Master's programme European Studies: Identity and Integration aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of modern European integration, history and culture. The compulsory courses examine the internal and external relations of the EU in the context of contemporary events and politics. In addition, students can choose from various electives that focus on a range of topics, such as:... [-]


MA in Political Science

University of Salzburg
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Austria Salzburg

The NEW MA program Political Science prepares students for a scientific career but also affords graduates different opportunities for careers outside academia. [+]

Career Prospects Our NEW Master Political Science with a two- track study model is designed as well for students who want to extend their skills in scientific research as for students aiming a career outside academia as we offer both methodological training and profound practical training. Graduates of the program can thus embark on successful scientific careers and continue their political science studies toward a Ph.D., while others can pursue professional careers in public administration, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, press, interest groups and public relations. For our international students we additionally offer the possibility to complete the whole programme in English. Admission criteria For admission to the Master program in Political Science, applicants need to have graduated from a corresponding BA program, a closely related program from a University of Applied Sciences, or an equivalent program from an accepted domestic or foreign post-secondary institution of education. Study Fees No tuition fees are required for the MA program in Political Science as long as students do not exceed the program’s normal length of four semesters. However, a small obligatory activity fee (currently € 18.70/semester) in support of the Austrian Student Union is collected from all students. Exceptions apply to third-country nationals who are charged tuition fees of € 745.42 per semester. Study goals and contents The MA Political Science is designed for BA degree holders wanting to substantially deepen their scientific knowledge and those already in a profession but interested in a qualified advanced training. The program’s stated objectives are for... [-]

Migration, Society and Policy MA

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

This master's degree offers a contemporary and interdisciplinary focus on migration and related socio-political and policy issues, combining theoretical, methodological and practice-oriented training relevant to a number of career routes in academia, policymaking, the public sector, the community sector and NGOs. [+]

MA Degrees in Political Science. This master's degree offers a contemporary and interdisciplinary focus on migration and related socio-political and policy issues, combining theoretical, methodological and practice-oriented training relevant to a number of career routes in academia, policymaking, the public sector, the community sector and NGOs. It features a wide range of study options from disciplines such as law, politics and sociology, as well as incorporating opportunities to undertake field trips, placements and internships, both locally and internationally. Upon completion of the programme, you will: - Have the theoretical and methodological means to explore critically the different aspects of migration studies - Have in-depth knowledge of key social and policy issues around migration and asylum - Have a good understanding of relevant policymaking at local, national and international level - Have a portfolio of practical skills in policy analysis and social research - Have the tools to develop your own research into migration issues - Have the ability to apply research, policy and best practice principles to complex situations relevant to your own area of work or career aspirations. Why study MA Migration, Society and Policy at Middlesex? Based in the School of Law, this programme benefits from the contribution of internationally renowned experts on migration, asylum and ethnic diversity, who operate within prominent European and global networks of researchers and practitioners. Middlesex University has an outstanding reputation in conducting local, national and international research in this area, using interdisciplinary and innovative approaches. Many of our academics work as consultants... [-]

MA Diplomacy

University of Nairobi
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The purpose of the Master of Arts Degree in Diplomacy is to cater for the needs for persons in the field of Diplomacy. The course is aimed at those planning to and already working in the various regional Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Regional Affairs, those in departments and parastatals whose work involves diplomatic communication, United Nations personnel and employees of Non-governmental organizations. [+]

The purpose of the Master of Arts Degree in Diplomacy is to cater for the needs for persons in the field of Diplomacy. The course is aimed at those planning to and already working in the various regional Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Regional Affairs, those in departments and parastatals whose work involves diplomatic communication, United Nations personnel and employees of Non-governmental organizations. The programme will be a pioneering degree course in the region and will attract participants from extra-continental states and the region. Course Objectives The Master of Arts Degree in Diplomacy aims to: Acquaint participants with new developments in the practice of diplomacy Acquaint students with advanced issues of diplomatic methods and practice Provide high level trained manpower in diplomacy to take up management and leadership positions, both in Kenya and in the region Encourage research in Diplomacy Entry Requirements The common regulations of the Masters Degree in all faculties, institutes and schools shall apply. The minimum requirements for eligibility into the Master of Arts in Diplomacy shall be: Holders of a first degree of at least Upper Second Class Honours of the University of Nairobi or an equivalent from another institution recognized by Senate; Holders of a first degree of Lower Division Second Class Honours, with at least three years relevant work experience and/or a Post-Graduate Diploma or an equivalent qualification recognized by Senate from another institution Holders of a first degree (pass) with a Post-Graduate Diploma from institutions recognized by Senate. Course Structure and Duration The... [-]

MA in Iranian Studies

University of Tehran - Kish International Campus
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Iran Tehran

Graduates can find employment in journalism, diplomatic services, experts in Iranian studies, teaching in universities, working at museums or libraries. [+]

MA Degrees in Political Science. Graduates can find employment in journalism, diplomatic services, experts in Iranian studies, teaching in universities, working at museums or libraries. Course overview Over the past decades, especially after the Iranian Islamic revolution of 1979 the East studies and Iranian studies from western points of view is so much affected by politics. Media present a different stereo types of Iran from what it really is. Most of the times, in these studies, the rich history and culture of Iran is neglected or forgotten. As a result, this course is designed to be a platform for foreign students to learn about true Iran apart from all the invented imaginations and stereotypes against it. Special interests International politics; Relations, Globalizations and regionalism; Theoretical evolutions; Shi`a studies; Islamic revolution in Iran; Politics and governance in Iran; Political geography of Iran; Iranian subnational and ethnic groups; Political economy of Iran; Economy of energy and natural resources in Iran; Iran and middle east countries; Iran and the world powers; Role and evolution of media in Iran; History of Iran; History of literature; History of Iranian languages; Contemporary history of Iran; Historical sociology of Iran; Historical sociology of Iran; History of Iranian arts; Contemporary Persian literature; Identification and study of documents and inscriptions; Iranian studies, etc. MA Course structure This course is designed for at least 4 semesters including a dissertation. To graduate, students must complete 32 units. [-]