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Political Science

American Public University

2 months
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About

The Political Science MA course at the American Public University delves into popular topics including American government theory and process, comparative politics, contemporary political institutions, defense and security, domestic and foreign policy, legislative behavior, and political philosophy.

Overview

Course Details

Develop an advanced understanding of how government works, while gaining the research, writing, and analytical capabilities needed to evaluate domestic policy at all levels of government with the Political Science MA course at the American Public University.

Among the largest political science master’s programs in the nation, this program examines American government theory and process, comparative politics, contemporary political institutions, defense and security policy, foreign policy, international law, political philosophy, and regional and transnational organizations. The program takes a critical look at the institutions of the U.S. presidency, Congress, as well as international political systems.

To conclude your MA in Political Science, you have the option of creating a portfolio and reflection paper or taking a comprehensive exam.

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program:

  • American Politics and Government 
  • Comparative Government and Development 
  • International Relations 
  • Public Policy

What You Will Do

  • Apply the basic concepts of government, governance, economy, and civil society to contemporary political systems
  • Understand the components of representative democracy and compare those against other political systems
  • Collect the appropriate information and data used to form social, economic, foreign affairs, and security policy and evaluate their outcomes
  • Assess the actors and processes involved in policymaking

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • The U.S. Presidency, Congress, & Bureaucracy 
  • Political Philosophy
  • International Political Systems
  • Public Policy
  • Diversity in American Politics
  • Research Design and Methods

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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Courses Start Monthly

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Please read all graduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.
  • National

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.

$250 with military grant

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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