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88 MScs in Political Science

Those hoping to make a career of public service often find that road they have to travel requires a lot of hard work in order to complete. Many of those careers will require more than just a bachelor’s degree. Yet for those willing to put in the work, the rewards that come from helping others and, in many cases, in added financial compensation make pursuing such a career well worth it. If yo… Read more

Those hoping to make a career of public service often find that road they have to travel requires a lot of hard work in order to complete. Many of those careers will require more than just a bachelor’s degree. Yet for those willing to put in the work, the rewards that come from helping others and, in many cases, in added financial compensation make pursuing such a career well worth it. If you hope to follow this path, a Master of Science (MSc) in Political Science may be awaiting you.

Political science can cover a variety of topics, including:

Private, public, and international policy

Domestic and international political philosophies

Criminal, constitutional, and civil law

Business and personal ethics

When considering what is an MSc in Political Science and what work such a program will entail, you should focus on building upon the knowledge you gained regarding the aforementioned topics during your undergrad career and be prepared to learn how you can translate this knowledge into a professional setting.

Those working in the legal and government arenas are required to have a strong knowledge of the many guidelines and statutes that they deal with. The knowledge you gain during your undergraduate career often only covers those topics in general terms. Thus, having a Master of Science in political science demonstrates to employers your capacity to completely understand the field in which you work.

Paying for graduate school can be a challenge for some depending upon the tuition and fees required by the schools that they study with. Consider looking into financial aid options if you have concerns about the affordability of your graduate degree. 

With your graduate degree in hand, you’re ready to hold high positions in a variety of fields. Political science studies helps prepare students for careers in the political arena (including commentary) or the legal field.

You can still work while going to graduate school. Online courses allow you to work at your own pace on your own time. Distance learning environments such as this really push you to truly understand your coursework and its practical applications. To apply for our online program, simply 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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University of Bath
Claverton Down, United Kingdom

Whether you are a graduate aiming to pursue a development or humanitarian career in conflict-affected regions, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical ... +

Whether you are a graduate aiming to pursue a development or humanitarian career in conflict-affected regions, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, this course is for you. The course addresses the core global challenges of conflict and humanitarian crisis and explores a variety of tools and approaches for responding in these contexts. Rooted in real-world practical and policy challenges, the course is founded on Bath’s expertise in international development. It uses innovative learning approaches to promote in-depth investigation of cases and issues, while drawing links across global, regional, national and local scales. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
21 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Informa – Terrorism and Security
London, United Kingdom

Analyse the concepts of security studies by developing your knowledge of broader military, strategic and political considerations. You will gain a solid academic grounding in ... +

Analyse the concepts of security studies by developing your knowledge of broader military, strategic and political considerations. You will gain a solid academic grounding in criminology, terrorism and intelligence. The Security Studies programme will help you gain a solid academic grounding in criminology, terrorism and intelligence. This is combined with the practitioner experience of our teaching team, all of which will enable you to engage with institutions and individuals central to the wide area of security. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
11 - 28 months
English
14 Sep 2020
04 Sep 2020
Online
 
KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

This program combines academic excellence in the comparative study of public sector structures, policy-making and administration within Europe, with a concern for the practica ... +

This program combines academic excellence in the comparative study of public sector structures, policy-making and administration within Europe, with a concern for the practical challenges professionals in policy, administrative and consultative functions face at the sub-state, state, and EU level. MEPP has an explicit European and comparative orientation, which includes the study of institutions, decision-making and policies of the European Union on the one hand, and the analysis of convergence and divergence of public sector problems and solutions in European Countries on the other hand. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Neapolis University Pafos
Paphos, Cyprus

The MSc in International Relations, Strategy, and Security aims at providing students with a broad assessment of contemporary international relations, with emphasis on strateg ... +

The MSc in International Relations, Strategy, and Security aims at providing students with a broad assessment of contemporary international relations, with emphasis on strategy and security issues. It combines in-depth academic training in key concepts, theories, and case studies, alongside a structured process of engagement with contemporary debates and experience. It integrates theoretical approaches with the study of many cases and issues. -
MSc
Full-time
18 months
English, Greek
Oct 2020
30 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Rome Business School
Rome, Italy +1 More

The MSc in Political Marketing is aimed at providing the knowledge and abilities necessary to effectively and professionally manage the communication and marketing processes t ... +

The MSc in Political Marketing is aimed at providing the knowledge and abilities necessary to effectively and professionally manage the communication and marketing processes that support political campaigns and activities. -
MSc
Part-time
12 months
English
Campus
 
Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, USA

The Department of Emergency Management (EM) at Arkansas Tech University offers a solid background in emergency management and homeland security skills such as preparedness, mi ... +

The Department of Emergency Management (EM) at Arkansas Tech University offers a solid background in emergency management and homeland security skills such as preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery, prevention, protection, and strategic collaboration. There is a growing demand for professionals educated in emergency management for the private business sector, education, and various government agencies and organizations at all levels-local, state, regional, national, and international. -
MSc
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Nottingham Malaysia
Semenyih, Malaysia

International development is the multidisciplinary study of how communities and states attain the economic, socio-political and other characteristics associated with developme ... +

International development is the multidisciplinary study of how communities and states attain the economic, socio-political and other characteristics associated with development. This programme is designed to give you the opportunity to: develop a comprehensive multidisciplinary understanding of international development; examine the possibilities for development in a globalising world; understand the reasons for the persistence of global poverty and inequality and how current development paradigms contribute to poverty reduction and human development; apply development theory to enhance development practice at the grassroots; and identify, design and implement appropriate interventions to improve development outcomes. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Czech University of Life Sciences - Faculty of Economics and Management
Praha-Suchdol, Czech Republic

The master's degree study branch European Agrarian Diplomacy that is being taught in English has been established based on a request by the CR Ministry of Agriculture aimed at ... +

The master's degree study branch European Agrarian Diplomacy that is being taught in English has been established based on a request by the CR Ministry of Agriculture aimed at the education of specialists for the EU Common Agricultural Policy able to occupy the relevant positions both in the national and European institutions. Taking into account width of the problems and the significance of agriculture within the bounds of the European Union policies, the study branch has not been concentrated upon adaptation of the Czech Republic into the EU structures only, but it has been preparing specialists oriented in the current trends, be it within the boundaries of the agrarian sector development of European Union itself (Europe 2020 Strategy), or in the global questions and Europe's position in global agriculture. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
San Diego, USA

At the Kroc School, we have designed a nine-month Master of Science in Conflict Management and Resolution (MS-CMR) to provide you with the knowledge, frameworks, and skills to ... +

At the Kroc School, we have designed a nine-month Master of Science in Conflict Management and Resolution (MS-CMR) to provide you with the knowledge, frameworks, and skills to transform conflict dynamics. This program combines conflict management with conflict resolution. -
MSc MSc
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
English
Aug 2020
31 Jul 2020
Campus
 
USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Lugano, Switzerland

The Master in Economics and International Policies (MEPIN) is offered by the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Italian Switzerland, USI , based in Lugano, in c ... +

The Master in Economics and International Policies (MEPIN) is offered by the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Italian Switzerland, USI , based in Lugano, in collaboration with the Alta School of Economics and International Relations (ASERI) of the Catholic University of the Sacred Cuore, based in Milan. The full-time study program includes 120 ECTS for a usual duration of 4 semesters and gives the possibility of obtaining a double degree ('double degree'). -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
Italian
Sep 2020
31 May 2020
Campus
 
IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands

This specialisation track focuses on how land and natural resources are accessed, managed and how these aspects contribute to, or hinder, the development of equitable and sust ... +

This specialisation track focuses on how land and natural resources are accessed, managed and how these aspects contribute to, or hinder, the development of equitable and sustainable cities. It tackles the importance of land governance in supporting sustainable and resilient urban development in social, economic and environmental terms. Key topics include settlement informality, displacement and gentrification. -
MSc
Full-time
12 months
English
Oct 2020
01 Jul 2020
Campus
 
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, USA

The M.S. in Conflict Analysis & Resolution is designed to train reflective professionals in the practice, design, and evaluation of a variety of conflict resolution applic ... +

The M.S. in Conflict Analysis & Resolution is designed to train reflective professionals in the practice, design, and evaluation of a variety of conflict resolution applications. -
MSc
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
15 - 24 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Cranfield University
Swindon, United Kingdom +1 More

The need for accessible, comprehensive and reliable research and education on terrorism and counterterrorism remains profound. This new MSc addresses those needs drawing on Cr ... +

The need for accessible, comprehensive and reliable research and education on terrorism and counterterrorism remains profound. This new MSc addresses those needs drawing on Cranfield’s expert staff and unique facilities to offer students an exceptional and cutting edge programme in this critical area. -
MSc
Full-time
11 months
English
Campus
 
Medaille College
Buffalo, USA

Homeland Security events including issues involving terrorism, emergency management, and disaster management, relief and mitigation populate news headlines every day.

Homeland Security events including issues involving terrorism, emergency management, and disaster management, relief and mitigation populate news headlines every day. -
MSc
Full-time
12 months
English
18 May 2020
18 May 2020
Online
 
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, USA

The Master of Science in Victim Services Management is designed to prepare graduates to work in various areas of victim services*, including but not limited to, direct service ... +

The Master of Science in Victim Services Management is designed to prepare graduates to work in various areas of victim services*, including but not limited to, direct service provision (e.g., advocacy, etc.), organizational management, and social policy development. -
MSc
Full-time
36 hours
English
Sep 2020
Online
 

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