MS in Political Science

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Earn Your Political Stripes from the First-in-the-Nation State

Barack Obama. Mitt Romney. George W. Bush. Every four years, presidential candidates descend on New Hampshire for the first-in-the-nation primary. And every four years, Southern New Hampshire University plays host to these political hopefuls as they shape policies, make promises and test their campaigns.

SNHU’s online master’s in political science draws on New Hampshire’s rich political legacy while applying a critical, contemporary eye to where politics is headed. This Master of Science program gives students a front row seat to the political process - and exposure to many different perspectives from students and faculty across the country.

This master’s degree follows the American Political Science Association’s Principles for Graduate Education in Political Science. You’ll learn to research and analyze data to promote positive changes to policy. You’ll also gain an understanding of political systems and ideologies, and how they shape the roles of individuals and governments.

Advantages of an Online MS in Political Science at SNHU

  • One of the most affordable online master’s degree programs in the nation
  • Built by and for political science experts
  • Offered by a private, nonprofit, fully accredited university
  • Exceptional student support – dedicated admission, academic and career advisors, 24/7 help desk, virtual community
  • No GMAT or GRE required for admission
  • Attainable in as few as 15 months, with two courses per 10-week term
  • The only university on Fast Company’s 2012 World’s Most Innovative Companies list

Founded in 1932, Southern New Hampshire University is based in Manchester, NH, with satellite campuses in Portsmouth, Salem and Nashua, NH, and Brunswick, Maine. Our online degree programs, offered since 1996, have won several awards, including Best of Business and Best Buy. SNHU is a GI Jobs Military Friendly School, an honor extended for our commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options.  Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.

Candidates are also required to submit a resume.

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