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, Rigorous, 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:
Our students have a broad variety of paid and non-paid, unique and traditional internship opportunities available to them.
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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.
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Dr. Anderson (Ph.D. Missouri) teaches courses in American government, political theory and African American politics. Professor Anderson focuses his research on American and African American Political Thought, seeking to understand the tensions between individual liberty, collective good and American political values.
Dr. Mueller (B.A. Susquehanna University, M.A., Ph.D. Rochester) serves as the department's Graduate Coordinator. She received the 2008 Faculty Laureate for undergraduate general education teaching, the 2009 Teaching Excellence Award in the College of Sciences, and several Achievement and Contribution Awards.
Dr. Ashley (Ph.D. Northern Arizona) teaches American government, state and local politics and public administration. His research interests center primarily on tribal sovereignty and environmental policy.
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