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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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Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Rotterdam, Netherlands

This master track focuses on how land and natural resources are approached, handled and how these elements contribute to, or slow down, the development of equitable and sustai ... +

This master track focuses on how land and natural resources are approached, handled and how these elements contribute to, or slow down, the development of equitable and sustainable cities. It engages with the influence of land governance on supporting sustainable and resilient urban development in social, economic and environmental aspects. Key topics include settlement informality, displacement and gentrification. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
01 Jul 2022
Campus
 
Radboud University
Nijmegen, Netherlands

The programme analyses political behaviour, ideas, events and institutions with an emphasis on power relations.

The programme analyses political behaviour, ideas, events and institutions with an emphasis on power relations. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Unicaf - University of East London
London, United Kingdom

Aiming to develop the ability to analyse issues and debates, as well as an understanding of the contexts and analytical frameworks within which International Relations operate ... +

Aiming to develop the ability to analyse issues and debates, as well as an understanding of the contexts and analytical frameworks within which International Relations operates, this programme imparts knowledge and practical skills for career and life. This cutting-edge course was the first of its kind to have a special focus on global environmental politics. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
English
Online
 

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University of Malta
Valletta, Malta

This dual degree programme combines the faculties of two renowned educational institutions: George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the oldest a ... +

This dual degree programme combines the faculties of two renowned educational institutions: George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the oldest and largest programme of graduate conflict studies in the United States, and the University of Malta’s Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, which has been offering advanced degrees in diplomacy and building bridges between Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East for the past twenty years. The teaching faculty will be provided by S-CAR and MEDAC who will share teaching responsibilities in this programme. More information - http://www.um.edu.mt/icp/MSc-Conflict-Analysis-Resolution -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden

Challenge conventional views on children and childhood. This master’s program is interdisciplinary and focuses on the critical study of questions related to children and child ... +

Challenge conventional views on children and childhood. This master’s program is interdisciplinary and focuses on the critical study of questions related to children and childhood. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

This programme offers a unique blend of academic education in international relations and political science with practical graduate education and training in international neg ... +

This programme offers a unique blend of academic education in international relations and political science with practical graduate education and training in international negotiation and diplomacy. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Lund University
Lund, Sweden

With a unique combination of perspectives from political science, social work, sociology and economics, this programme provides you with a broad range of knowledge and skills ... +

With a unique combination of perspectives from political science, social work, sociology and economics, this programme provides you with a broad range of knowledge and skills intended for the management and administration of welfare services. The courses are based on a comparative approach, highlighting differences and similarities across countries, administrative levels and policy areas, including a European Union perspective. In addition to being active researchers in their own field of expertise, our teachers have undergone educational training and make use of modern teaching and assessment techniques. We also bring practitioners into our courses and make visits to different types of agencies involved in the production of welfare services. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark

International conflicts and security issues have changed fundamentally over the past decades. Understanding them and managing them requires new skills. We offer this Master’s ... +

International conflicts and security issues have changed fundamentally over the past decades. Understanding them and managing them requires new skills. We offer this Master’s program, taught by international researchers who have trained and worked at the best universities in Europe, to develop these skills in our graduates. Contemporary conflicts and security issues are multiple, complex, and volatile. They may last for decades. Signs of progress are often deceptive, and outsiders involved in managing the conflict can experience war, development, and peace enforcement all in one day. To understand these conflicts and other contemporary security issues, and to help organizations prepare for them, we need experts who are interdisciplinary and trained to understand the complexities of these environments. This Master of Social Sciences in International Security and Law will train you to be this kind of expert. Grounded in the world-class research done by the Center for War Studies, the program will provide you with the skills to integrate a conflict’s political, juridical, and ethical dimensions in a comprehensive assessment that identifies the drivers of conflict and security issues, and what public and private organizations can do about them. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English, Danish
01 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Informa – Defence & Security
London, United Kingdom +1 More

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
Online
 
Brussels School of Governance (BSoG)
Brussels, Belgium

An English-taught evening programme about the EU on the doorstep of its main institutions. That’s in a nutshell how you could describe the MSc in European Integration, a 60 EC ... +

An English-taught evening programme about the EU on the doorstep of its main institutions. That’s in a nutshell how you could describe the MSc in European Integration, a 60 ECTS Advanced Master at the VUB's Institute for European Studies, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Brussels. An evening programme about the EU on the doorstep of its main institutions. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
21 Aug 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, USA

Infusing a criminal justice core with a social justice focus, EKU’s online master’s degree program prepares high-thinking individuals for leadership roles that challenge injus ... +

Infusing a criminal justice core with a social justice focus, EKU’s online master’s degree program prepares high-thinking individuals for leadership roles that challenge injustice, value diversity, and support the equitable treatment and human rights of all people. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
30 hours
English
May 2022
Online
 
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

Our MSc Heritage provides you with a state-of-the-art, critically informed, interdisciplinary education in heritage and its place in society, including its conservation and ma ... +

Our MSc Heritage provides you with a state-of-the-art, critically informed, interdisciplinary education in heritage and its place in society, including its conservation and management. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Campus
 
New College of the Humanities
London, United Kingdom

MSc Digital Politics & Sustainable Development responds directly to processes afoot of power shifts and power diffusion in international relations (IR). These processes ar ... +

MSc Digital Politics & Sustainable Development responds directly to processes afoot of power shifts and power diffusion in international relations (IR). These processes are fundamentally changing the organisational structure of IR. This programme responds to questions of agency, action and accountability of governance networks by deploying systems-based approaches. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
12 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

A Research Master’s degree in Societal Resilience prepares you to become the researcher of the future – someone who uses the latest in big data methods to analyze and solve to ... +

A Research Master’s degree in Societal Resilience prepares you to become the researcher of the future – someone who uses the latest in big data methods to analyze and solve tomorrow’s social challenges. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Atlantic International University Masters Programs
Honolulu, USA

The Master of Political Science (MS) program aims to help the student develop professionally in the field of research and analysis of political processes, with the rigor of th ... +

The Master of Political Science (MS) program aims to help the student develop professionally in the field of research and analysis of political processes, with the rigor of the instruments offered by contemporary political science and, at the same time, the improvement of skills and abilities for the analysis of global political systems. -
MSc
English
Sep 2022
Online