Master's Degree In Political Science
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jun 29, 2020
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Explore the True Nature of Politics with a Master’s Degree in Political Science Online

If you find yourself keeping up with the latest events in politics or would like to understand the economic components of the American government system about policy aftereffects, then pursuing our Master of Science in Political Science online may be the right choice for you! America needs Christ-centered men and women to enter public service and advocate for biblical principles.

Liberty University’s master’s degree in political science online focuses on the rigorous and comprehensive study of politics. An online master’s degree in political science will build upon various fundamental skills integral to a career as a political scientist, and it will also challenge you to step outside of preconceived notions on politics and see the whole picture. Skills acquired through completing our M.S. in Political Science online will aid in your ability to advance research and scholarship on the nature and impact of politics in society.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master’s Degree in Political Science Online?

Liberty University’s master’s degree in political science online seeks to equip graduates with a solid understanding of all major influences on politics and government today. Throughout this degree, you will learn how domestic and international government structures and political processes influence one another, as well as stretch your understanding of how historical and contemporary ideas impact both.

Liberty University seeks to provide you with high caliber education taught by well-qualified educators. Your professors within the online M.S. in Political Science are experts in the field and content they teach. They are available to support you and answer any questions that may arise as you seek to understand the complexities of the government and politics.

After completion of our online master’s in political science degree, you can be equipped with the skills and the confidence needed to operate as Christian statesmen and women. Prepare to impact your generation and generations to come for the glory of God.

What Will You Learn in Our Master’s Degree in Political Science Online

Throughout your master’s degree in political science online, you will receive a theoretical, broad-based approach to the study of government and politics. You’ll see how historical and contemporary ideas impact political processes and government structures. In addition to this, you will acquire a solid understanding of the philosophical and biblical influences impacting politics and government. Students seeking a Ph.D. would be well-served by this degree since it provides a more academic study of government and the political process. Our Master of Science in Political Science online is also ideal for students interested in diplomacy.

Courses in our M.S. in Political Science will cover topics such as markets and market failure, effects of public policy on economics and vice versa, past political philosophers, American foreign policy, and international governments. The material covered in our program does not limit itself to only American political issues, but branches out towards international concerns due to its potential impacts.

You will have the chance to develop the skills and techniques to become an efficient writer and researcher for reports and data compilations used in forming important public policies. As a graduate of this online political science master’s degree with Liberty University, you will be able to apply your newly gained knowledge into a biblical model of statesmanship as you enter your career in the exciting world of politics.

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Liberty’s Political Science Master’s Program Highlights

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Earning your online master’s degree in political science from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for our Master of Science in Political Science has not increased in 5 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • You can complete our master’s degree in political science online in under 2 years.

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Master’s Degree in Political Science Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times

Potential Careers with a Political Science Degree

After completion of your Master of Science in Political Science online degree, you may have many career opportunities available to you, including:

  • Compliance manager
  • Lobbyist
  • Political scientist
  • Regulatory affairs manager

Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in Political Science

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.