Master of Arts in Political Science / Public Administration & Public Policy
Eastern Illinois University

Program Details

The Eastern Illinois University offers a Master of Arts in Political Science with an Option in Public Administration & Public Policy.  This is a flexible online political science degree.  Courses are taught by the same faculty that instructs students completing political science degrees on campus.  They offer the same mentoring and opportunities to online students as well.  Internships and independent studies are encouraged while completing the political science degree. 

You will be prepared for careers in such areas as:

  • State, local, and regional government agencies
  • Non-profit and civic management/leadership
  • City/urban planning and economic development
  • Protective services administration
  • Budget analysis
  • Public policy research


The course of study includes an initial one-week, on-campus summer residency.

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or a 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of graded academic course work
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Three emails for recommenders

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission