Earn your M.A. in Political Science with 2 Options: 1) A mix of online and face-to-face Political Science MA or 2) An online option in Public Administration and Public Policy. Complete your degree in 1-3 years, finding the pace that works for you. We provide a strong foundation in political science, research methods, public administration, public policy, and non-profit management and leadership. All courses are taught by department faculty, with full advising and mentoring provided. Besides strong job placement in a variety of public and private sector careers, we also have a strong Ph.D. and J.D. placement record, including University of Illinois-Chicago, Claremont Graduate University, Cornell University, University of Cincinnati, University of Pittsburgh, The Ohio State University, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, Purdue University, Texas Tech University, Southern Illinois University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Indiana University.
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Typical Starting Positions
State/local/regional government agencies, Non-profit and civic organizations, City and urban planning, Economic development, Private sector government relations, Protective services administration, Budget analysis, Human resource management, Public policy research, Campaign management, Lobbying, Legal advocacy
Well Known Companies that Hire EIU Graduates
Illinois Principals Association, Illinois Department of Transportation, City of Effingham, City of Arcola, South Central Illinois Regional Planning & Development, Will County Governmental League, USDA Rural Development, Amazon.com, University of West Florida, Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Memphis, DePauw University, HOPE of East Central Illinois, Courage Connection of Champaign, IL, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, U.S. Department of Defense, Nebraska Department of Economic Development, U.S. State Department