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Explore the True Nature of Politics through Earning a Master’s Degree in Political Science Online

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

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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 the philosophical and Biblical influences impacting politics and government. Not only will the Master’s degree in Political Science online challenge you to see how domestic and international government structures and political processes influence one another but will also stretch your understanding on how historical and contemporary ideas impact both.

Liberty University seeks to provide you with a high caliber education conducted by well-qualified educators. Your professors with the online Master’s in Political Science are experts in the field, and in the content, they teach. Please know that they are available to support you and to answer any questions that may arise in understanding the complexities of the government and politics.

After completion of our online Master’s Political Science degree, you will have obtained the skills and the confidence needed to operate as Christian statesmen and women 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 study the theoretical, broad-based approach to the study of government and politics. You will be challenged to see how domestic and international government structures and political processes influence one another and how historical and contemporary ideas impact both. 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’s degree 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, international governments, etc. 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 be gifted with 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 challenging world of politics.

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Liberty’s Political Science Master’s Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Master’s degree in Political Science from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for our Master’s degree in Political Science has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • You can complete our Master’s degree in Political Science online in under two years.

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Master’s Degree in Political Science Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight 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:

  • Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Compliance Manager
  • Lobbyist
  • Political Scientist

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*
  • Unofficial college transcripts and submit a 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.