The broad ranging and centuries-old study of political science has prepared individuals with community, national, and international civil aspirations. In this tradition, American Public University students can earn a respected Master of Arts in Political science while learning from scholar practitioners, many who are published authors and leaders in the discipline.
Graduate students also have the opportunity concentrate on popular topics that include American government theory and process, comparative politics, contemporary political institutions, defense and security policy, foreign policy analysis, international law, international organizations, legislative behavior, policy analysis, political philosophy, and regional and transnational organizations.
The curriculum at American Public University is facilitated entirely online. This unique feature allows motivated scholars the ability to balance a graduate education with their existing schedules. The program also emphasizes advanced critical-thinking, research and writing skills, which are universal and valuable in a variety of management or leadership capacities. Students learn from experienced instructors, many who are leaders in government, private industry and are actively involved in the national or international political systems.
Students also join American Public University's expansive network of lifelong learners and like-minded professionals. Many students are actively involved outside the online classroom through affiliated groups and organizations such as the Golden Key International Honour Society and online social communities.
Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion.
Explore the concentrations available for this program.
- American Politics and Government
- Comparative Government and Development
- International Relations
- Public Policy