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EIU Master of Arts in Political Science

Over 94% of our graduates
from the past 4 years
are employed or continuing their education.

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 study under an excellent faculty of committed teachers and scholars.

Flexible, Quality, Affordable

Students enrolled in the MA program in Political Science have two options, both taught by full-time Political Science faculty, committed to building relationships with students to develop their research and writing skills. We also offer an online certificate program for enhanced professional skills:


Why Choose EIU for Political Science

Student Success

Students in our program find great success in their research , are published, work with committed faculty, present research and regularly win major thesis awards.

Flexible Options

Our students have a broad variety of paid and non-paid, unique and traditional internship opportunities available to them.

Ricel Valdes Caldwell's Work with USAID Makes Global Impact. Valdes Caldwell is now the manager for the Latin American and Caribbean diversion of Chemonics, a global business consulting firm. Read more...

Ricel Valdes Caldwell

Placement Record

By earning a Master's Degree in political science, you will improve your job prospects in the public and private work place. You will gain research, writing and analytical skills that come with advanced graduate study which will make you more competitive when applying for advanced graduate study or for jobs upon your graduation.

Our students find great success on the job market. Click here for some examples of recent placements.


Meet our Faculty

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Contact Information

Department of Political Science

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-2523
Fax: 217-581-2926


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