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Political Science

Northern Illinois University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
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849 USD/credit
492 USD/credit
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About

The Master of Arts in Political Science  at  Northern Illinois University will increase your knowledge and understanding of the ever-changing landscape of politics. You build upon your theoretical knowledge, leadership and research skills while you specialize in American government, international relations, comparative politics, political theory or public administration.

Overview

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • American Government
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Political Theory
  • Public Administration

Students interested in pursuing the M.A. in Political Science normally should have at least 9 undergraduate semester hours in political science or the equivalent. When this is lacking, a student may be required to make up deficiencies by enrolling in and successfully completing designated courses, by auditing designated courses, or by engaging in supervised reading without graduate credit.

Why NIU?

Each year, Northern Illinois University welcomes more than 5,000 graduate students from around the world to our vibrant community. We invite you to join us. Explore our wide range of graduate degrees and certificates. Our programs will advance your education and your career, and you'll have outstanding opportunities for research, innovation and hands-on learning.

Our university and individual programs of study rank nationally year after year. NIU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies NIU as a High Research Activity University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics in American Politics
  • Scope and History of Political Science
  • Research Design in Political Science
  • Seminar in Political Parties
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Seminar on the Presidency
  • Legislative Behavior
  • The Roots of Political Behavior
  • Seminar in the Judicial Process
  • U.S. Regulatory Politics in Cornparative Perspective
  • Constitutional Politics
  • Theories of Legal Justification

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.75

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
53

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed a four-year undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or one with equivalent recognition.
  • Achieved a 2.75 grade point average on a 4.00 scale, or the equivalent.
  • If you received a three-year degree awarded through the Bologna process in Europe or a three-year Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business Administration awarded in India, you are eligible to apply (provided you are seeking admission to the MBA or OMIS program).
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Test scores (if required).
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (optional)
  • Additional materials required by your program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    849 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 849 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    492 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 492 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    492 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 492 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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