24 months
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1300 USD/credit 20800 USD/year
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About

Our Master of Arts in Political Science at Northeastern University provides training in the core scholarly areas of political science, such as American government, international relations, comparative politics, and public policy, plus signature concentrations in security studies, European studies, and Middle East studies. 

Overview

Beyond the foundational courses of the MA degree, Master of Arts in Political Science students at Northeastern University are offered a range of options including theoretical or practitioner-oriented courses, the pursuit of internships, the writing and submission of a research thesis, or the individualized exploration of a research topic through a directed study. Additionally students are allowed to explore the field with a more focused emphasis, working within one of our five core areas of research and practitioner expertise: American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, public policy, and security studies.

With decades of outstanding scholarship, our MA students have gone on to pursue a wide range of opportunities. Many have used the degree as a foundation for doctoral work, taking advantage of the opportunity offered by our master’s program to take higher-level research courses with doctorate-level students. Others have utilized the degree as an academic foundation to a career in government, including work at the federal, state, and local level, as well as work in international development or relations.

Unique Features

  • Five concentrations: American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, public policy, and security studies
  • Students may pursue internships, a research thesis, experiential learning opportunities, or directed study
  • Select courses offered online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The U.S. Judicial Process
  • Security and Resilience Policy
  • Education Policy in the United States
  • Food Systems and Public Policy
  • How Healthcare Works: Business and Policy Innovations
  • Economic Analysis for Policy and Planning
  • Public Budgeting and Financial Management
  • Administrative Ethics and Public Management
  • State and Local Public Finance
  • Nonprofit Organizations and Social Change
  • The Nonprofit Sector in Civil Society and Public Affairs

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

32 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Application fee – U.S. $75.00
  • Personal statement
  • Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended
  • English proficiency for international applicants
  • GRE strongly encouraged for applicants with less than three years of professional experience
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample
  • Resumé

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1300 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1300 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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