From taxes to healthcare, politics impacts every aspect of your life. Choosing a career in political science positions you to shift the political conversation around the topics and issues you care about most. EKU’s online political science degree provides the critical skills needed to assume a variety of roles within political and government institutions – locally, nationally, or internationally – and prepares graduates to influence decision-making by applying proven theory to real-world problems. Graduates also find success in graduate and professional school programs including law, public administration, government, business, and homeland security.
Format: 100% online
Credit Hours: 120 hours
Tuition: $409 per credit hour
$250 per credit hour for active-duty military
Transfer Credits Accepted: Up to 90 hours*
Career Options: Policy analysts, public administrators, and economic development specialists within local, state, and federal government agencies, regulatory agencies, community, and economic development offices, and nonprofit organizations. Graduate and professional school programs including law, public administration, state and federal government, business and homeland security
* A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed with EKU
Enhance your degree with an emphasis
Selecting an area of emphasis allows you to focus on your major coursework and gain additional skill sets in specific areas of future employment. Choose from:
Public Administration/Public Policy
International Relations and Comparative Politics
You can also choose from numerous minors and undergraduate certificates in specialty areas that complement and enhance your major as you work toward your degree.
What sets our program apart?
Providing an advanced understanding of U.S. and world politics, EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as comparative politics, American government, world politics, public administration, and public policy.
Accelerated 8-week terms
Courses begin 6 times per year
Reduced tuition for active-duty military members
Personalized graduation plan
No campus visits required
Free online tutoring and career services assistance
Generous credit transfer policy
Quality courses from respected political science department faculty who teach the same classes online and on-campus
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees
Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.