Part time M.A. in Political Science in North America

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Political Science

The MA degree is primarily for students who want to improve their general mathematics education or to teach.

Political science programs teach students the basic elements of the government and the various factions and processes that control it. Topics such as comparative government, international relations, and conflict resolution may also be covered.

From indigenous civilizations to modern day empires, North America has plenty of hands-on educational opportunities to offer scholars. Filled with a range of distinct cultures, students can educate themselves in well-rounded way.

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Master of Arts in Peace and Justice

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
Campus Part time 2 - 5 years August 2019 USA San Diego

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

Application deadline: 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.... [-]


MA in War and Society

Chapman University
Campus Part time September 2018 USA Orange

The Masters of Arts in War and Society at Chapman University educates graduate-level students in the field of war and society by rigorously examining the social, cultural political and moral aspects of how societies go to war. experience war and deal with war's consequences. [+]

The Master of Arts Program in War and Society at Chapman University aims to become the nation's premoer grduate-level program for sudying the global interrelationships between war an socities in the mdoern era. The MA program combines traditional graduate-;eve; education with career enhancement credentialing for professionals working in the larger field of war and society. This emphasis builds on the unique resources available at Chapman University:

The Center for American War Letters The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education The Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library

Our graduates possess a broad cultural and historical perspective on the moral and ethical implications of war. They are able to listen, read, and write effectively and demonstrate an ability to respond to problems associated with war and its aftermath. Our graduates appreciate patterns of continuity and change in how societies go to, wage, and end war and in the relationships between civilians, soldiers and the state. ... [-]


Master of Arts in Security Studies (SSP)

Georgetown University - SFS - School of Foreign Service
Campus Part time 2 - 3 years January 2019 USA Washington

Master of Arts in Security Studies (SSP) aims to produce a new generation of analysts, policymakers, and scholars fully knowledgeable about the range of international and national security problems and foreign policy issues of the 21st century. [+]

Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program (SSP) is the academic pillar of the Center for Security Studies (CSS) and one of eight master’s degree programs offered in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS). SSP is a multidisciplinary course of study designed to prepare graduates for positions within the defense and security fields.

The program's overarching mission is to produce a new generation of analysts, policymakers, and scholars fully knowledgeable about the range of international and national security problems and foreign policy issues of the 21st Century. The SSP has over 30 years of experience preparing students with a wide range of backgrounds to become leaders in their fields.... [-]


Master of Arts in Security Policy Studies

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Campus Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Washington

Security Policy Studies (SPS) is a policy-oriented master's degree program focusing on international security issues, with a particular emphasis on the security challenges for the 21st century and how to respond to them. [+]

Security Policy Studies (SPS) is a policy-oriented master's degree program focusing on international security issues, with a particular emphasis on the security challenges for the 21st century and how to respond to them. These challenges include but are not limited to: weapons of mass destruction proliferation, transnational threats, terrorism, changing regional power dynamics, weak and failing states, international crime, effectively linking security and development, and ensuring U.S. national security.

The curriculum provides a strong grounding in the national security and defense policy-making process. Students choose two specific concentrations — which can range from transnational security issues to conflict resolution to defense analysis. Students also have the option of emphasizing a particular region, such as East Asia, the Middle East, or Latin America, by selecting a regional field as one of their two concentrations.... [-]


MA in Political Science

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Part time 1 - 4 years September 2018 USA Chicago Grayslake + 1 more

Political Science is central to an understanding of all basic social issues; therefore, an understanding of political life is indispensable for any well-educated person. The department currently offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Arts degree. [+]

Political Science is central to an understanding of all basic social issues; therefore, an understanding of political life is indispensable for any well-educated person. The department currently offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Arts degree.

Areas of political science in which courses are offered include American Politics and Public Affairs; International Relations and Comparative Politics; and Political Theory. Within each area, major themes are explored (e.g., public policy and administration, political values and change, elite-mass relationships, and political parties and groups.)

Students have two options to choose from to fulfill the master’s degree program requirements:... [-]


Master of Arts in Government

Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Online Part time 1 - 5 years January 2019 USA Washington

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. [+]

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.

The Johns Hopkins MA in Government was designed for working adults with specialized skills in a particular field but who want a broader perspective of government to position them for leadership in politics and administration. While our courses are designed around the latest scholarly and scientific knowledge, their true focus is to provide you with the practical skills necessary for solving governmental, political, and policy-making problems of today.... [-]


Politics (MA)

The New School
Campus Part time 2 years September 2018 USA New York

The MA in Politics prepares graduates for academic and professional careers in diverse fields, including government, NGOs, law, consulting, journalism, or further study and research at the doctoral level. [+]

About

The MA in Politics is a 30-credit program providing students with advanced training in political analysis and political science research methods.

With individualized advising and mentoring from faculty in the department, students specialize in one of the four departmental fields (political theory, American politics, comparative politics, or global politics) and complete two substantial research papers. The MA in Politics prepares graduates for academic and professional careers in diverse fields, including government, NGOs, law, consulting, journalism, or further study and research at the doctoral level

Entering students work with an individual faculty advisor. This advisor, together with the departmental student advisor, introduces them to the curriculum as a whole and helps them to formulate the program that best suits their interests and needs.... [-]


Master of Arts in Cultural, Social, and Political Thought

University of Lethbridge
Campus Part time 24 - 48 months September 2018 Canada Lethbridge

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. [+]

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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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Political Science

University of Lethbridge
Campus Part time 24 - 48 months September 2018 Canada Lethbridge

The Department of Political Science offers a Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science. Graduate students interested in Political Science should apply to do an MA in Political Science and NOT to the Cultural, Social and Political Thought program as the Department does not participate in the CSPT Program. [+]

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The Department of Political Science offers a Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science. Graduate students interested in Political Science should apply to do an MA in Political Science and NOT to the Cultural, Social and Political Thought program as the Department does not participate in the CSPT Program.

Because of the small number of faculty members and graduate students, graduate programs are individually created for each graduate student. Students typically complete four or more graduate-level courses, usually through independent studies or by sitting in on 4000-level undergraduate courses and completing additional work. Besides the coursework, students must complete a thesis, following the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts in Politics, Economics, and Business (MAPEB)

Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University
Campus Part time 4 semesters September 2018 USA Claremont

A unique transdisciplinary degree program that provides a cutting-edge perspective on local and international concerns with particular relevance to public sector and nonprofit management. [+]

The Master of Arts in Politics, Economics, and Business (MAPEB) is a unique transdisciplinary degree program that provides a cutting-edge perspective on local and international concerns with particular relevance to public sector and nonprofit management.At Claremont, we are in the enviable position of being able to draw from the best of management, politics, and economics to offer a unique and valuable degree program. The MAPEB is developed around the synergy between the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management and the School of Politics and Economics. This collaboration enables our students to successfully engage in multi-disciplinary study related to public sector and nonprofit management. While other universities focus on each of these disciplines in isolation, at CGU, we have found that understanding the interrelations between fields is crucial to professional success and future opportunities. In this innovative degree program, students gain a blend of analytical skill, practical experience, and technical training useful in many environments. Politics responds to and shapes the environment in which all businesses operate and provides useful information about the processes and impacts of decisions. Knowledge of the fundamentals of economics and management provides the student with a comparative advantage when competing for key employment opportunities in the private, nonprofit, public, and research environments. The analytical tools we provide in economics and statistics are increasingly fundamental to success in a variety of positions in business, government, and non-profit organizations. Business and government relations are becoming more complex at both the local and the global... [-]


MA in Political Science

Kean University
Campus Part time September 2018 USA New York Union

The Master of Arts in Political Science provides students with a firm liberal arts foundation in the various subfields of Political Science (i.e. American Government and Politics, International Relations/Comparative Politics, Political Theory/ Foundations of Constitutional Government) with a concentration in an area of interest to each student. [+]

The Master of Arts in Political Science provides students with a firm liberal arts foundation in the various subfields of Political Science (i.e. American Government and Politics, International Relations/Comparative Politics, Political Theory/ Foundations of Constitutional Government) with a concentration in an area of interest to each student. The program pro­vides advanced preparation for those who seek a career in the public sector at the local, state, national, and international levels. It also serves those persons interested in the area of higher education and/or more advanced graduate studies of the Ph.D. level. The curriculum also includes a strong experiential component for those seeking positions of political and academic leadership.... [-]


Master of Arts in Social Policy

Empire State College, State University of New York
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Saratoga Springs

The Master of Arts in Social Policy is designed for practitioners, managers, and administrators in public and private, for-profit and non-profit sectors who want to learn more about how to make either governmental or organizational policy more effective. [+]

The Master of Arts in Social Policy is designed for practitioners, managers, and administrators in public and private, for-profit and non-profit sectors who want to learn more about how to make either governmental or organizational policy more effective.

Students in the Social Policy graduate program are frequently involved in or interested in understanding and improving policies that impact the working lives of fellow employees, the lives of those their organizations serve, and their communities.

In this program, you build skills in policymaking, implementation, and analysis and develop a greater understanding of the connections among federal, state, local and organizational policies and policy processes.... [-]


MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Kean University
Campus Part time September 2018 USA New York Union

he Masters of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Kean University – one of only three such programs in the United States – is exceptionally poised to inspire leaders in education, human rights, public policy, and other growing professional fields for the 21st century. [+]

The Masters of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies program at Kean University – one of only three such programs in the United States – is exceptionally poised to inspire leaders in education, human rights, public policy, and other growing professional fields for the 21st century.

Situated at one of our nation’s most diverse universities in the culturally rich region of central New Jersey and metropolitan New York City, its main concern is to understand our world’s people and nations who endured extreme assault and now seek recognition as international players. Kean’s Masters of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies offers ample opportunities to grasp and influence this historical dynamic.... [-]


Master of Arts in Intelligence

Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS)
Campus Part time September 2018 USA Washington

DMGS' M.A. in Intelligence focuses on the collection, analysis, analytical presentation, and counterintelligence in both the public and the private sector. [+]

Program Summary

DMGS' M.A. in Intelligence focuses on both the public and private sector use of intelligence examining missions, methods, and organizational structures. It examines and interprets the four major elements of intelligence – collection, analysis, analytical presentation, and counterintelligence. This program also examines new fields of intelligence such as private sector use of intelligence, homeland security, and cyber.

Graduates of this degree program will be able to: Articulate the strategic significance, aims, strategy, tradecraft, and culture of the elements of intelligence, evaluate each element, and the skills and aptitude required for this work. Anticipate current and future security challenges. Identify how major tensions inside liberal democracy with secret intelligence are reconciled through institutional checks and balances, oversight, press freedom, and public education. Interpret the value of intelligence input to public and private sector efforts supporting organizational tactics and strategies. Identify opportunities for effective use of intelligence. [-]

Master of Arts in National Security

Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS)
Campus Part time September 2018 USA Washington

DMGS' M.A. in National Security prepares students to develop the skills to diagnose contemporary and anticipated threats and opportunities in US national security. [+]

Program Summary

DMGS' M.A. in National Security enhances students’ skills to anticipate the trends in the global environment; the short-and long-term aims, strategies, instruments, and vulnerabilities of competitors; and to identify the resulting specific opportunities – in a given region or globally – to advance U.S. interests. The program also covers U.S. government organizational and institutional arrangements, and the authorities of individual agencies to implement policy. In addition, the tensions between national security policy and practices and liberal democracy will be considered – and how the U.S. and other democracies have sought to reconcile them.

This program covers the functional utility of individual instruments, and integrated “whole of government” planning in regional geographic contexts, with particular emphasis on the non-kinetic capabilities of the other two DMGS programs – Intelligence and Information Operations.... [-]