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EIU Master of Arts in Political Science

Placement Record Upon Graduation

Job Placement

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.

Here are some examples of recent placements:

  • Government Relations/Public Relations Director, Illinois Principals Association
  • Policy Analyst, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Executive Director, Will County Governmental League
  • Associate Counsel, Senator Grassley, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Business Analyst, Amazon.com
  • Coordinator of Community-Based Learning and Civic Education, DePauw University
  • Director of Workforce Innovation, Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce
  • Human Resources Assistant, Prairie Farms Ice Cream
  • Economic Development Research Manager, Nebraska Department of Economic Development
  • Area Technician, USDA Rural Development
  • City Administrator, Effingham, IL
  • City Administrator, Arcola, IL
  • City Clerk/Director of Elections, Pontiac, MI
  • Economic Development Planner, South Central Illinois Regional Planning & Development Commission
  • Program Developer, Educational & Cultural Affairs Bureau, U.S. State Department
  • Civilian Employee, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Legal Advocate, HOPE of East Central Illinois
  • Court Advocate, Courage Connection
  • Athletic Compliance Coordinator, University of West Florida

A number of our recent students helped their job opportunities and additional academic prospects through their participation in conferences or by publishing their own research (PDF).

Continuing Education

For students who wish to continue on in graduate studies in either law school or Ph.D. programs, we have an excellent placement record. Our students have been accepted into institutions including:

  • Claremont Graduate University
  • Cornell University
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • The Ohio State University
  • Purdue University
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Illinois-Chicago
  • University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • University of Pittsburgh

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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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