Master of Arts in Political Science
University of West Florida

Program Details

The online Political Science degree from the University of West Florida teaches students how to analyze various societies and governments. The program focuses on studying politics and current events, public policy, and international governments.

After completing foundational Political Science courses, students can choose between either a thesis or non-thesis completion option. Writing and research intensive, this program seeks to develop skills to serve students in their future careers. Graduates will have advanced knowledge of topics including American politics, comparative politics, international relations, applied data analytics, and political theory.

Career opportunities for graduates include:

  • Policy analyst
  • Information/intelligence analyst
  • Advisor/strategist
  • Nonprofit organizer
  • Military leader
  • Government official

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s)