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Master of Arts in Political Science (Public Admin/Public Policy Concentration)

A flexible, affordable online degree that develops students' skills at analyzing and evaluating key concepts related to public administration, nonprofit organizations, and public policy. Prepares students for employment in public affairs at all levels of government and in the private sector. Working closely with faculty mentors, students develop and analyze their own research projects.

Delivery Method


Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college

  • A minimum 2.75 cumulative g.p.a. in the last 60 hours of undergraduate studies.

  • Two letters of recommendations.

  • Professional goals statement.

  • The GRE is not required.

  • The application process is all online. See: https://www.eiu.edu/myeiu/

  • $30 application fee.

Transfer Policy

Up to 11 hours of graduate course work with a B grade or higher may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Special Characteristics


Due to the current COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic, the University Center
is closed until further notice.  Staff are working remotely and are able to respond to your needs.  Visit the Staff Directory page to contact us.