MA Programs in Politics

Compare 5 Master of Art Degrees in Politics

For advanced, more thorough study into a topic of interest in the humanities, many students choose to earn a Master of Arts. This degree confers in-depth knowledge, research ability, and the practical application of job skills upon the graduates. While the MA is a terminal degree in some fields, it can also be a prelude to earning a doctorate.

What is a Master of Arts in Politics? This degree is often an interdisciplinary study that combines art, politics, philosophy, and international studies. It provides an opportunity for students to learn about democracy and political participation and the role these play in a global society. Possible courses may cover anything from Islamic thought to human rights, international relations, finances, and economy. Commonly the student must complete a capstone project at the conclusion of the coursework.

Graduates who earn the MA in Politics can develop critical thinking skills that enable them to understand the complexities of the modern world. They also tend to have strong communication and presentation skills to promote better understanding in society.

As each college or university sets its own tuition and fees, the costs of an MA in Politics differ from school to school. Students should contact the institutions in which they are interested to discuss what expenses they may expect.

Possible careers open to students with an MA in Politics might be journalist, public official, project developer for NGOs, academic researcher, and social worker. This degree is also an excellent foundation for those who wish to continue their education and become lawyers or judges. Of course, public and private schools always have a need for teachers with a good understanding of politics.

Many colleges and universities, both local and abroad, confer an MA in Politics. Some schools offer online coursework as well, which is a great solution for students who live in remote locations. 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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Masters in Arts Politics

NYU | Tisch
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 USA New York

Our MA offers an intimate and intensive one-year experience that expands the possibilities of cultural production. We rigorously explore the interplay between critical theory and creative practice. We provide a one of a kind encounter with activists, artists, cultural policymakers, and theorists from diverse disciplines and interests. [+]

Our MA offers an intimate and intensive one-year experience that expands the possibilities of cultural production. We rigorously explore the interplay between critical theory and creative practice. We provide a one of a kind encounter with activists, artists, cultural policymakers, and theorists from diverse disciplines and interests.

Core faculty members include Ella Shohat, Hentyle Yapp, Karen Finley, Kathy Engel, Laura Harris, Pato Hebert and Sheril Antonio. Recent visiting and adjunct faculty include Anna Deavere Smith, Alfredo Jaar, Oskar Eustis, Nathalie Handal, Marta Moreno Vega, Grace Aneiza Ali and Adonis Volanakis.

Students take four core courses inside the Department of Art & Public Policy plus multiple electives throughout a major research university located in the heart of New York City. Our flexible curriculum allows MA students to develop highly individualized paths of research and professional development.... [-]


MA in Art & Politics

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Working from a strong theoretical basis, this programme will help you to understand a range of empirical, aesthetic and conceptual issues which traverse and exceed both 'art' and 'international' politics. [+]

Working from a strong theoretical basis, this programme will help you to understand a range of empirical, aesthetic and conceptual issues which traverse and exceed both 'art' and 'international' politics.

We will explore practices and issues related to public space, democracy, equality, participation, justice and effect. By shuttling across art and politics, rather than seeking to produce a synthesis between the two, we probe a range of practices and strategies which, in the encounter between art and politics, play out in numerous forms and very different kinds of social spaces.

You will work alongside a mixed constituency of students from Art, Politics, International Studies, Philosophy, Cultural Studies as well as numerous other disciplines, which means we can take up the challenge to develop frameworks and spaces that are mixed and mobile, and which can operate in trans-disciplinary settings. In such a mixed context, questions about ‘autonomy’ and the political character of art take on renewed vigour and urgency.... [-]


Master of Arts in Political Science - Comparative Politics

University of Bucharest
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Romania Bucharest

The two-year master program in comparative politics taught in English at the Political Science Faculty of the University of Bucharest is among the very few of its kind in Central, Eastern, and South-East Europe. The program provides students with an intellectually stimulating analysis of the key issues in regional and European politics, such as the changing dynamics of state power, the dimensions of regime change, and the challenge posed to states by ethnonationalism and political radicalisms. The program is on track to become of the elite graduate programs of the University of Bucharest in terms of internationalization and EU academic exchanges. A wide range of academic and institutional partnerships ensure enhanced professional skills for prospective students. [+]

The courses offered within the program Master of Arts in Political Science - Comparative Politics (MCP) are completely taught and examined in English.

Brief description

The two-year master program in comparative politics taught in English at the Political Science Faculty of the University of Bucharest is among the very few of its kind in Central, Eastern, and South-East Europe. The program provides students with an intellectually stimulating analysis of the key issues in regional and European politics, such as the changing dynamics of state power, the dimensions of regime change, and the challenge posed to states by ethnonationalism and political radicalisms. The program is on track to become of the elite graduate programs of the University of Bucharest in terms of internationalization and EU academic exchanges. A wide range of academic and institutional partnerships ensure enhanced professional skills for prospective students.... [-]


Master of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

University of Bucharest
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Romania Bucharest

The Faculty of Philosophy, in a partnership with the Faculty of Business and Administration, are pleased to announce the launch of their new jointly organized MA program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, starting October 2017. It is the first PPE program in Romania, and one of the very few in Eastern Europe. [+]

Overview

The Faculty of Philosophy, in a partnership with the Faculty of Business and Administration, are pleased to announce the launch of their new jointly organized MA program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, starting October 2017. It is the first PPE program in Romania, and one of the very few in Eastern Europe.

Internationally, PPE programs are highly successful at the most prestigious universities, due mainly to the unique combination of skills, perspectives and analytical tools they provide. The first PPE curricula was established at Oxford in the 1920s, and the model was soon followed worldwide. Today universities such as Oxford, London School of Economics, Warwick, Princeton, Yale or Duke offer PPE degrees at various levels. After 1990, PPE programs have gained hold also in “continental” Europe, and are offered, among others, by Leiden, Lund, Amsterdam, Bern, Zurich, Graz, Hamburg, Milan, Prague and now Bucharest.... [-]


MA in Global Politics and International Relations

Bahcesehir University
Online Campus Full time 3 - 4 semesters September 2018 Turkey Istanbul Turkey Online + 2 more

The aim of the program is to analyze correctly international politics and the global system, approach the critical international issues, accumulation of knowledge and skills with benefit from other social sciences perspective. [+]

GLOBAL POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (TURKISH, THESIS)

Profile of the Program

The aim of the program is to analyze correctly international politics and the global system, approach the critical international issues, accumulation of knowledge and skills with benefit from other social sciences perspective.

Qualification Awarded

The students who successfully complete the program are awarded the degree of Master of Arts (MA).

Specific Admission Requirements

1) ALES, GMAT or GRE score is required for the applicants who apply to graduate programs with Thesis. Minimum requirement for application is ALES: 55 or GMAT: 450 or GRE: 610.

2) Applicants are required to hold the following English Proficiency Exam Score (YDS: 65, TOEFL: 79, Pearson PTE Academic: 68, Bahçeşehir University Proficiency Exam Score: 65)... [-]