The mission of the Appalachian State University Master in Political Science program is to educate and prepare students to serve the common good by fostering analytical and research skills, and foundational knowledge in political science.
The Political Science MA program involves a minimum of 33 credit hours, including 9-12 credits of core courses and 21-24 credits within the chosen concentration. The program typically takes 1.5 to 2 years to complete. Course electives are chosen in consultation with the program director to help create the best program of study tailored to students’ needs and interests. Students may also pursue a graduate certificate or a dual degree program within or outside of our department.