About New Directions
A Masters' Degree in Political Science designed for the working student. Complete all 30 credit hour coursework, over two years, in weekend intensives alongside leading scholars and practitioners in the field.
Politics, Public Policy, & Leadership - 3 Credit Hours - With a special emphasis on the title topics: politics, public policy, & leadership, this class provides an important overview of the discipline of political science. The purpose of this course is to further develop each participant's personal administrative leadership philosophy in order to better meet the future challenges - as well as opportunities - that the ever-changing public and nonprofit workplaces bring.
3 Credit Hours in Each of the Following Areas:
The Master's Project (Capstone) - 3 Credit Hours - Research Methods in Political Science is specially designed to aid you in the development of your final project proposal. The final document produced as the student's Master's Project represents the culminating "capstone experience" in the program. To the extent possible, your final Master's Project should focus on an area of concern or inquiry of a governmental jurisdiction, a nonprofit organization, a special program, or a community.
Supportive Elective Classes:
No standardized test scores - such as the GRE - are required for acceptance into the graduate program.
Instead, the preferred program entry point is our introductory course - Politics, Public Policy, & Leadership.
Current graduate tuition for each course is: