Online Master of Arts in Political Science

The stackable structure of the MA in Political Science is ideal for those who want to teach dual-credit courses and who need to meet Higher Learning Commission dual-credit qualification standards. These standards require teachers wanting to teach dual-credit courses in political science to hold either a master's degree in political science or a master's degree in another discipline (such as education), plus at least 18 credit hours of discipline-specific graduate coursework. 

If you need both discipline-specific coursework and a master's degree, the MA in Political Science meets HLC standards. 

If you already hold a master's degree in a discipline other than political science, you can meet HLC standards by completing the Graduate Certificate in Political Science

To earn the MA in Political Science, you must complete a total of 30 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows: 

  • Core courses (18 credit hours) 
  • Track courses (12 credit hours) 

Students are required to complete one of the following 12-credit tracks: 

  • World politics 
  • American politics 

Tuition and Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents

Per Credit Hour - Tuition: $320

3 Credit Hours - Tuition: $960 


Cost for Out-of-State Residents

Per Credit Hour  - Tuition: $450

3 Credit Hours - Tuition: $1350

Note:  Additional fees will apply.