The Online Political Science Master’s Degree

Salam Awad at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem
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The Political Science Master’s Degree Program is offered both on-campus and online.  Students in the Online Political Science Master’s Degree Program are able to complete all of their coursework 100% online, without ever having to step foot on-campus.  Both the on-campus and online Political Science Master’s Degree Programs have the same curriculum requirements and are taught by the same tenure track faculty members.

 

The Online Political Science Master’s Degree is designed to meet the needs of students from diverse academic backgrounds, and allows students to tailor their courses of study to their individual research interests and professional aspirations.  The department is particularly well organized for students who want to pursue careers in politics, but also for those who are preparing to teach and for those who aspire to an advanced degree in political science or law.  Students in the Online Political Science Master’s Degree Program have the option of choosing an area of emphasis in American National and State Politics, Comparative Politics / International Relations, and Public Law.

 

Joe Darter at the 2016 UIS commencement ceremony.
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Curriculum Requirements
Students in the Online Political Science Master’s Degree Program are able to complete all of their courses 100% online.  To earn a Political Science Master’s Degree from UIS, a student must successfully complete all 40 hours of required core courses and electives.  A minimum of 28 credit hours must be taken at the 500-level and only 8 credit hours may be taken outside of Political Science Department. Please click here for more information about our curriculum requirements.

 

 

Application Requirements
To be eligible for full admission to the Online Political Science Master’s Degree Program applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  Our application process is the same for both our on campus and online program.  Please view our application requirements here.

Find out more about online learning in the Political Science Department by clicking here. 

For additional information about our Online Political Science Master’s Degree Program, please contact Rebekah Grosboll at psc-online@uis.edu or (217) 206-8545.