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Earn Your Master’s in Political Science 100% Online

Politics and government are among the most powerful forces that influence our day-to-day lives. By earning a Master of Arts in Political Science online from American Public University (APU), you will gain deeper knowledge of government, governance, and policy, benefiting from diverse viewpoints of APU’s unique working professional student population and an objective ideological approach to the discipline.

APU’s programs are 100% online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and programs start every month, so you can start quickly and control your schedule.

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Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

$370
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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No GRE, GMAT, or other standardized test scores required. Programs start monthly.

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APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

Comprehensive Coursework

Coursework covers a wide range of topics, including American government theory and process, comparative politics, political parties and interest groups, NGOs, defense and security, domestic and foreign policy, legislative behavior, political philosophy, and media.

Essential Skills

You’ll be challenged to sharpen your critical thinking, research, writing, and analytical capabilities—imperatives for evaluating policy at all levels of government.

Goal-Oriented

To help meet your professional goals, you will choose a concentration. You have the option of concluding your program with a portfolio and reflection paper or taking a comprehensive exam.

Collaborative Learning

You will study alongside peer working professionals sharing distinct perspectives from their military, government, and public sector experience.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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