Sam Houston State University

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Political Science, M.A.



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Political Science, M.A.

Format: Online

Program Description:

The online Master of Arts in Political Science is designed to enhance your theoretical knowledge and understanding of advanced concepts and principles in political science. The program serves students preparing for doctoral studies or law school, high school teachers seeking to improve their professional credentials, individuals wanting to teach in the community colleges, and individuals preparing for careers or advancement in nonprofit organizations (international and domestic) and the public sector.

The program offers two degree plans: a thesis option (30 hours of coursework and a written thesis) and a non-thesis option (36 hours of coursework and written comprehensive exams).


Sam Houston State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Distant Town

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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