The Master of Arts program focuses on the core scholarly areas of political science. Courses in the MA program serve as a foundation for work in a doctoral program or as preparation for careers in government, nonprofit organizations, or related work in the private sector. Students specialize in one of five concentration areas.
The concentrations available in the MA program include:
Northeastern students on Balkans Dialogue sit in Serbian Parliament to hear a lecture on Serbian politics (2016)
For more information on requirements for the MA program see the Course Catalog.
- Explain, compare, and contrast fundamental political processes, institutions, actors, and ideas related to at least one of the following fields:
- American Government and Politics
- Comparative Politics
- International Relations
- Public Policy
- Security Studies
- Investigate and analyze contemporary political issues and major arguments in the field of political science
- Assess the value and use of primary and secondary sources of argumentation and evidence
- Develop and apply statistical research skills related to the study of political science
- Communicate effectively in written and oral formats relevant to the field of political science
- Apply and integrate personal experience in government, politics, or related activities with the academic study of political science
- Design and complete an independent research project in the domain of government and politics
The Security and Resilience Studies Certificate is available to current Master of Arts in Political Science students. In order to apply for the certificate program, current students should fill out an Internal Admission Notification Form. Since some courses are only offered during certain semesters, we encourage students considering this path to apply early on during their MA program. The requirements for the SRS Certificate can be found in the Course Catalog.