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If you have a Bachelor’s degree in politics, history, political science or journalism and want to continue your education and further your career, consider earning your Master of Social Science in Political Science. What is political science? The discipline examines political institutions from social and economic perspectives, within different cultures and historical periods, and human behavioral patterns within politics. When you earn your graduate-level political science degree in Mississippi, you will build on your analytical and problem-solving skills and take your career to greater heights.
These exciting political science careers can include positions in all levels of governments, law, international business, political journalism, nonprofit organizations, education or research – anything that makes use of the political science student’s analytical and communication skills and broad knowledge of political inner-workings.
By earning a Master of Social Science in Political Science through the department of history and political science, the student will become better acquainted with the history and progress of civilization, with the efforts of others to recreate humankind's past and with the principles and political philosophies of government. Their dedicated faculty uses their passion to develop the capacity for honest, critical inquiry in their students and to inspire the courage to put them into practice in the real world.
Graduate-level political science courses in Mississippi College’s Department of History and Political Science include political theory, comparative politics, international relations and foreign policy.
Mississippi College prides itself on instructing students from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate character, maturity, scholarship, leadership, church/community involvement and are committed to bringing integrity to the political profession.
As a student looking to earn a Political Science Master’s degree in Mississippi, Mississippi College is an excellent choice for adults who are often juggling many responsibilities every day. From full-time jobs, children, school activities and other extracurricular activities, Mississippi College understands that a degree program needs to fit into your life – not the other way around. That is why our Master’s courses are offered in the evenings, and some courses provide online opportunities.
If you are looking for colleges in Mississippi that teach graduate-level political science from a Christian perspective, contact us today for more information on admissions and graduation requirements.
You can explore political science major careers at any point in your learning experience at Mississippi College through our career advising services. We partner with you to identity your job options and help you successfully bridge the classroom and your career.
Graduates with an interest in research and analysis can study political systems as well as political ideas, government policies, political trends and related issues. Teaching is another option in this field.
There are possibilities for graduates across several industries, such as teaching and government. Those pursuing political science degree jobs can teach at high schools, colleges and universities or take positions as policy analysts or political scientists.
The current outlook for political science major jobs includes a growth rate of 21 percent between 2012 and 2022, and an average high-end political science major salary of $102,000.
For more political science career information, visit our Career Services department.
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