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An Online Master’s in Political Science for Less Than $15,000

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Earn Your Master’s in Political Science Online

Politics and government are among the most powerful forces that influence our day-to-day lives. By earning a Master of Arts in Political Science online from American Military University (AMU), you will gain deeper knowledge of government, governance, and policy, benefiting from diverse viewpoints of AMU’s unique working professional student population and an objective ideological approach to the discipline.

AMU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At AMU, there are no entrance exams and programs start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.

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AMU Gives You the Freedom to Learn

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Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

Out-Of-Pocket Tuition Possible

All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for our Freedom Grant® that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

Entrance Exams

No GRE, GMAT, or other standardized test scores required. Programs start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

AMU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all master’s-level U.S active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From AMU

Comprehensive Coursework

Coursework covers a wide range of topics, including American government theory and process, comparative politics, political parties and interest groups, NGOs, defense and security, domestic and foreign policy, legislative behavior, political philosophy, and media.

Essential Skills

You’ll be challenged to sharpen your critical thinking, research, writing, and analytical capabilities—imperatives for evaluating policy at all levels of government.


To help meet your professional goals, you will choose a concentration. You have the option of concluding your program with a portfolio and reflection paper or taking a comprehensive exam.

Collaborative Learning

You will study alongside peer working professionals sharing distinct perspectives from their military, government, and public sector experience.

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* Zero-out-of-pocket tuition may be possible when the Freedom Grant® is combined with other forms of financial assistance, such as military TA or federal Pell grants. The Freedom Grant is available to all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists. Military spouses/dependents are also eligible to receive a grant that covers tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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