M.A. Blended

Political Science

Eastern Illinois University

12 months
785 USD/credit 23550 USD/year
785 USD/credit 23550 USD/year
327 USD/credit 9810 USD/year
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By earning a master's degree (MA) in Political Science from Eastern Illinois University, you will receive an excellent graduate education, improve your future employment opportunities, achieve your advanced educational goals and study under an excellent faculty of committed teachers and scholars.


Students enrolled in the MA program in Political Science at Eastern Illinois University have two options, both taught by full-time Political Science faculty, committed to building relationships with students to develop their research and writing skills.

We offer a full range of courses so that students can complete their M.A. in two semesters and one summer. Students who require a different pace can take just one course per semester--the choice is up to the student! This is the ideal program for international students, who are allowed to take only one online course per semester.

Students in this option can also mix and match their degree program, taking electives that are online, or taking public administration electives to enhance their professional skills. Full time enrolled students are also eligible for graduate assistantships.


Our option in Political Science is mostly face-to-face, and offers a flexible program for students seeking employment in the following types of careers:

  • Advanced graduate studies (Ph.D., J.D.)
  • Community college teaching
  • Government agencies
  • International relations and development
  • Non-profit and civic management/leadership
  • Lobbying and governmental relations
  • Election campaigns

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Constitutional Law
  • The Supreme Court 
  • Seminar in Political Behavior
  • Congress and the Presidency
  • Public Leadership

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Grade Point Average(GPA): minimum 2.75 out of 4.0. Some graduate degrees have higher GPA requirements.
  • Test of English Language (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)
  • A passport copy is required.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $30.00 U.S. in the form of a check, certified check or money order made payable to Eastern Illinois University, application fee is valid for one year.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 785 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    23550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 785 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 327 USD per credit during 12 months.

Per Credit Hour

Living costs for Charleston

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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