Political Science, MS

Master of Science Degree in Political Science

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Fully Online
  • 30
  • $375.00
  • $617.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Political Science, MS program offers a broad foundation in political science inclusive of American government, comparative politics, international relations, political theory and methodology. Courses apply theories, frameworks and methodology for students to learn, analyze and evaluate relevant issues. This program has the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration.  

Students choose this program because of the:

  • High-quality curriculum from a distinguished university.
  • Award-winning faculty.
  • Convenience and affordable tuition.
  • Knowledge and skill acquisition for their desired careers.

The flexibility of this program encourages students to create an approved program of study that incorporates interests in other disciplines such as communications, criminal justice, economics, geography, history, psychology, public administration, social work, sociology, teacher education and urban studies. 

The online program includes: 

  • Methodology seminar
  • 4 content seminars, in areas including American Government, Leadership, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Constitutional Law, US Foreign Policy and Political Theory.
  • 4 electives in political science and/or approved courses in a related field
  • The option to incorporate a concentration in International Affairs, a certificate in Intelligence and National Security, or certificate in Government into their program

Career Outlook: This program prepares graduates for careers in a wide variety of areas including:

  • Academia/Education
  • Government/Military
  • Intelligence and National Security
  • International Business
  • International Organizations
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Policy Analyst
  • Politics

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.