Master's in Political Science in North America

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Political Science

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

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 Chinese Economic and Political Affairs (MCEPA)

UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA San Diego

This professional degree allows students to combine UC San Diego’s rigorous professional training with a specialist’s interest in China. Students are trained to use cross-disciplinary tools to dig deeply into the economics and politics of China, as well as to consider its place in the Asia Pacific region and its relationship with the U.S. [+]

GPS is proud to offer a new, innovative, two-year, full-time degree: Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs. Beginning in fall 2017, students will work with UC San Diego’s world-class community of China scholars to investigate in depth the most important issues relating to contemporary China.

This professional degree allows students to combine UC San Diego’s rigorous professional training with a specialist’s interest in China. Students are trained to use cross-disciplinary tools to dig deeply into the economics and politics of China, as well as to consider its place in the Asia Pacific region and its relationship with the U.S.

The expertise of the degree’s core faculty covering economics, management, political science, and policy analytics, is supplemented by other UC San Diego scholars who specialize in Chinese politics, society, history and language. The result is academic and professional training that prepares graduates for an array of academic, business, diplomatic and government positions.... [-]


Master in Migration Studies (MIMS)

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 USA San Francisco Mexico Mexico City + 2 more

The Master in Migration Studies is a two-year, 34-unit program. Students start the program at the University of San Francisco in the first semester followed by a semester at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City (classes are conducted in English). [+]

Preparing professionals and leaders to address the needs of migrants and refugees around the world.

With more than 230 million global citizens living outside their home countries, international migration is one of the most critical issues facing the global community in the 21st century. The challenges that these global citizens face are the focus of this Master’s program, which prepares professionals to better the lives of migrants and refugees throughout the world.

Students study topics of global migration with top researchers, professors, project practitioners, and policy makers in the field of migration studies. The program includes one semester of studies at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Graduates are prepared for careers in local, state and national governmental agencies; policy think tanks and policy and planning consulting firms; community-based non profits and non-governmental organizations; international agencies; advocacy and public interest organizations; philanthropic organizations and foundations; and other private-sector entities.... [-]


Master of International Policy and Practice

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

The Elliott School's Master of International Policy and Practice (MIPP) program helps international professionals develop these highly marketable skills. This flexible degree program prepares mid-career professionals for the challenges of globalization by combining rigorous academic training with the development of valuable career-enhancing skills. [+]

NOTE: If you are interested in studying this program online, school down to the next section of this program description for more information. Preparing professionals for 21st century challenges

The demands of globalization are dramatically changing career and employment practices for individuals and organizations in international affairs. Professionals who want to excel in the international arena must have knowledge of international economic, political and social trends. They must possess the analytical and management skills necessary to formulate and advocate policies on key international issues, and the ability to negotiate and work effectively in cross-cultural settings.

The Elliott School's Master of International Policy and Practice (MIPP) program helps international professionals develop these highly marketable skills. This flexible degree program prepares mid-career professionals for the challenges of globalization by combining rigorous academic training with the development of valuable career-enhancing skills. The program covers relevant national and international policies and provides insight into a wide range of international issues.... [-]


Master in International Development Policy

Georgetown University - McCourt School of Public Policy
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Washington DC

A Master in International Development Policy gives the next generation of international development leaders the skills they need to change the world. [+]

A Master in International Development Policy gives the next generation of international development leaders the skills they need to change the world.

The Master in International Development Policy (MIDP) degree equips students with essential technical and analytical skills necessary to make a positive difference in the world, while delivering expertise in the politics, management, and ethics of development.

Our students recognize that well-designed government policies and development programs can be powerful instruments for improving public welfare, but that without a proper understanding of the economic and institutional context, efforts can be misdirected and even counterproductive.... [-]


Masters in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 USA Monterey

The Institute’s Master’s in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) prepares students for professional careers dealing with the threats posed by violent extremism and nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. The interdisciplinary curriculum integrates instruction in international security, science and technology, history, practical skills, and language training. Students also have the opportunity to take electives in related subjects such as regional and area studies, global economics, cyber security, and international environmental issues [+]

Make Our World a Safer Place

The Institute’s Master’s in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) prepares students for professional careers dealing with the threats posed by violent extremism and nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. The interdisciplinary curriculum integrates instruction in international security, science and technology, history, practical skills, and language training. Students also have the opportunity to take electives in related subjects such as regional and area studies, global economics, cyber security, and international environmental issues.

Creating a World of Change Dual Degree

Students who are specifically interested in WMD issues and U.S.-Russian relations can apply for our new Dual Degree in Nonproliferation Studies with the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).... [-]


Master in Public Diplomacy

Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Campus 2 years July 2018 USA Syracuse

Offered jointly by the Newhouse School and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the public diplomacy program trains students to carry out public communications for governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector. Public diplomacy is a new field that has grown out of a need for professionals who can effectively communicate with diverse national and international audiences. Cross-cultural communication presents complex challenges. [+]

Offered jointly by the Newhouse School and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the public diplomacy program trains students to carry out public communications for governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector.

Public diplomacy is a new field that has grown out of a need for professionals who can effectively communicate with diverse national and international audiences. Cross-cultural communication presents complex challenges.

"I can't think of a more ideal program. It enhanced and challenged me academically but also prepared me for my current position." - Jacqueline Cho '10Jr. associate, TAF'S Center for U.S.- Korea Policy Your international career begins here ... [-]

The Dual Degree in WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security

Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow USA Monterey + 2 more

WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security is the first Russian-American master’s program at MGIMO, taught by leading academics and practitioners from Russia, the United States, and other countries. [+]

Program Profile

WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security is the first Russian-American master’s program at MGIMO, taught by leading academics and practitioners from Russia, the United States, and other countries.

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), and PIR Center have partnered to develop the Dual Degree in Nonproliferation Studies.

Our Aim

The program prepares students for professional careers in the nonproliferation field in national governments, international organizations, academia, think tanks, and the private sector. The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on global security, history, science and technology, area studies, public policy, and research methods—with a particular emphasis on practical skills.... [-]


Master of Global Human Development (MGHD)

Georgetown University - SFS - School of Foreign Service
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 USA Washington DC

Master of Global Human Development (MGHD) prepares students—through coursework, co-curricular activity and a summer field assignment—to understand the challenges of development and provides them with the tools and experience to address those challenges as successful professionals. [+]

The Master of Global Human Development is an innovative, academically rigorous skills-based graduate program that is designed to prepare the next generation of development professionals to work with public sector agencies, private businesses, and non-profit organizations involved in the sector. Through coursework, extra-curricular activity and a practical field work experience students understand the challenges of development and develop the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to become leaders in their field, and make a difference in our global community.

About the Program

One billion people today still live in extreme poverty. Reducing world poverty and promoting growth and development in poor countries are among the major challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Bringing about this change has never been more urgent or more prominent in public discourse on international relations, or in the priorities of graduate students considering their future careers.... [-]


Master (MSc) Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

School Of Professional Studies - Columbia University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 semesters September 2018 USA New York + 1 more

Columbia’s master’s program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, which can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis, combines theory and applied training to prepare students to develop practical models for negotiating and resolving disputes among parties with differing objectives and desires. [+]

Conflict resolution professionals work in a range of fields, including business, law, education, healthcare, and government. They act as arbitrators, mediators, facilitators, ombudsmen, and counselors. They must understand the root causes and dynamics of conflict and how to resolve disputes through reasoned negotiation.

Columbia’s master’s program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, which can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis, combines theory and applied training to prepare students to develop practical models for negotiating and resolving disputes among parties with differing objectives and desires. This graduate program is part of a rich history of conflict resolution at Columbia University.... [-]


Master in International Relations and Political Science

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Switzerland Geneva USA Cambridge + 2 more

The Master in International Relations and Political Science is a two-year programme designed for students wishing to develop expertise in international relations. The programme prepares ... [+]

The Master in International Relations and Political Science is a two-year programme designed for students wishing to develop expertise in international relations. The programme prepares students for doctoral studies, research activities as well as careers dealing with different aspects of international relations which require strong analytical and research skills, whether in the public or the private sector.

Master in International Relations and Political Science

The Master in International Studies (MIS) is a two-year program designed for students wishing to develop expertise in international relations. The program prepares students for doctoral studies, research activities, and careers dealing with different aspects of international relations which require strong analytical and research skills, whether in the public or the private sector.... [-]


Master in International History

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Switzerland Geneva USA Cambridge + 2 more

The Master in International History is a two-year programme. It provides students with up-to-date critical, analytical and methodological tools and encourages historically-informed approaches to current policy, politics, economics and culture. [+]

The Master in International History is a two-year programme that sets out to provide participants with the tools and approaches necessary for rigorous analysis of the foreign policies of major powers, political ideas, global economic and social history, the history of international relations as well as subjects with a regional focus.

Master in International History

The Master in International History is a two-year programme that provides in-depth training in international history and politics ; it allows students to gain access, subject to certain conditions, to the PhD programme in international history and politics.

The MA in International History requires intensive work at an advanced level in the field of international history and politics, and familiarization with at least one other discipline (anthropology/sociology of development, international economics, international law, or international relations).... [-]