Master of Science in Political Science – General Shaping Tomorrow’s Politics


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Do you tend to keep up with the latest political news? Are you interested in understanding the economic components of the American government system? If that sounds like you, then our Master of Science (MS) in Political Science – General may be the right choice for you!

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 can help build upon various fundamental skills integral to a career as a political scientist. It will also challenge you to step outside of preconceived notions on politics and see the whole picture.

Do you want to advance research and scholarship on the nature and impact of politics in society? The skills you gain in our MS in Political Science – General online can help you make lasting changes in American politics. This program can help prepare you to enter this field as an ethical leader of integrity.

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

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

Our online master’s in political science degree can help equip you with the skills and confidence needed to operate as a statesman or stateswoman who values Christian principles. Prepare to impact your generation and generations to come.

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 can acquire a solid understanding of the philosophical and biblical influences impacting politics and government.

Students seeking a PhD 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 MS 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 their potential impact.

You will have the chance to develop the skills and techniques needed 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 can apply your newly gained knowledge and follow a biblical model of statesmanship as you pursue a career in the exciting world of politics.

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  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
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