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Master of Arts in Political Science

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The Department of Political Science has earned the honorable designation as a "First Choice" program at Eastern Illinois University.


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Political Science at EIU

Thank you for your interest in graduate studies in political science at Eastern Illinois University. By earning a master's degree (MA) in political science from EIU, you will receive an excellent graduate education, improve your future employment opportunities, achieve your advanced educational goals and you will study under an excellent faculty of committed teachers and scholars.

Coming Fall 2016!

The department is committed to offering working professionals an affordable, flexible method to earn an M.A. in Political Science. We will offer an online Public Administration and Public Policy track beginning Fall 2016. 

For students who prefer a mostly on-campus learning environment, the traditional Political Science track will continue to be offered mostly face-to-face. And students who are near campus can mix and match on-line and face-to-face classes that suit their needs!

Why Choose EIU for Your Grad Studies?

We believe in everything our program has to offer, but let's narrow it down to a few key reasons you should check us out.