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Political Science

Program Summary

The Master of Arts in political science delves further into your knowledge and understanding of the ever-changing landscape of politics. You build upon your theoretical knowledge, leadership and research skills while you specialize in American government and public law, comparative politics, political theory or public administration.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: M.A. in Political Science

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • American Government
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Political Theory
  • Public Administration

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 2

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration
Fall May 1 July 15 March 1
Spring October 1 December 10 November 1
Summer June 1

For More Information

Department of Political Science
Zulauf Hall 415
Program website
815-753-1011

Director of Graduate Studies:
Michael Clark
mclark12@niu.edu
815-753-7054

Application Contact:
Kim Wilson
kwilson8@niu.edu
815-753-1011

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