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Political Science

Northeastern Illinois University

12 months
865 USD/credit 31140 USD/year
865 USD/credit 31140 USD/year
432 USD/credit 15552 USD/year
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The Political Science program of the Northeastern Illinois University is central to an understanding of all basic social issues; therefore, an understanding of political life is indispensable for any well-educated person.


Areas of political science in which courses are offered include:

  • American Politics and Public Affairs
  • International Relations and Comparative Politics
  • 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).

Career Options

The Political Science program of the Northeastern Illinois University opens up career options in areas such as:

  • teaching/instructing (community college levels)
  • federal and other government agencies
  • public administration
  • non-profit organizations
  • doctoral studies and research
  • community development
  • international organizations and foreign services

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classics Of Political Science
  • Research Methods In Political Science
  • American Political Elites
  • Religion & Politics In America
  • Congress & The Bureaucracy
  • Law And Equality

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (Courses taken at colleges or universities outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. or World Education Services, Inc.)
  • Statement of goals and objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation with signed supplemental Letter of Recommendation Forms
  • Any additional program-specific required documents
  • Application fee
  • Notarized Graduate Financial Statement
  • Notarized bank letter(s) from each sponsor’s financial institution
  • TOEFL or IELTS official score report
  • Copy of passport photo page
  • Copy of Form I-94 and Form I-20 (if applying from within the U.S.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    31140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 432 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

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