Political Science

Program Summary

The Master of Arts in political science will increase 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, international relations, 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: No

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.
Fall January 15 January 15

Contact Us

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
pols@niu.edu
815-753-1011

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