Understand and engage your society in a meaningful way
The master’s degree in Political Science will help you to develop skills essential for success in public administration, government, campaigns, non-profits and the private sector. Working with our faculty you will expand your knowledge of politics, government, philosophy and international relations while also engaging in critical and analytical thinking which employers are looking for in a competitive job market. Whether you choose to continue into a doctoral program or begin your career upon receiving your master’s degree, you will have the tools necessary for success.
Foreign language required for MA
Thesis and non-thesis options
Political Sciences (MA/MS) :: Focus your Passion
Focus Your Passion
The Department of Political Science offers three different tracks to cater to your research interests and career goals. The Master of Arts in Political Science requires foreign language proficiency. Those seeking a Master of Science degree must demonstrate analytical, statistical and mathematical competencies through undergraduate or graduate coursework. Discover which program works best for you.
Interested in earning your Ph.D.? We recommend the thesis track. Work alongside our faculty as you conduct original research. Receive training in political methodology, data analysis and more. You’ll have the opportunity to present at conferences and publish your work in reputable journals.
Total Credit Hours: 30
Our non-thesis option is recommended for current educators and those seeking to advance their knowledge. Choose from a wide variety of electives and take courses that interest you.
Total Credit Hours: 36
Combine your love for history and political science with our 36-hour track. Develop a deeper understanding of political theory and government within its historical context.
Total Credit Hours: 36
Political Science (MA/MS) :: INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Although not required for your degree, internships are an important part of your education experience. These are just a few of the companies that offer opportunities to Political Science students.
Graduate Program Cost
Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,594 for Texas residents and $6,897 for non-residents.