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Graduate Program

Master of Science Degree in Political Science Online

The University of Nebraska at Omaha Department of Political Science offers a program to earn a Master's Degree for which all courses are offered online.

There are several advantages of UNO's Online Master of Science in Political Science..


  • High-quality curriculum from a distinguished university. UNO is one of 88 institutions of higher education nationally classified as a doctoral/research university, according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching out of the 4,000 academic institutions it categorizes. In addition, UNO received a first-tier regional best ranking in the U.S. News & World Report's 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges. UNO ranked 18th among public master's instituitons in the Midwest region.


  • Low tuition from a convenient, accessible location - your computer. Courses are taught entirely online. It is very rare for our courses to have specific times you are required to be online. In other words, you pick the times and locations that are most convenient for you. Please refer to UNO's student accounts page for the most updated tuition and fee information:


  • Taught using the same faculty and courses offered on campus. Faculty members regularly win the most prestigious university teaching and service awards. Consider our record:

        Dr. Randall Adkins - College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Research Award, 2014

        Dr. Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado - UNO Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award, 2013

        Dr. Carson Holloway - College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013

        Dr. Jody Neathery-Castro - College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Service Award, 2011

        Dr. Randall Adkins - Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010


  • Classes scheduled to suit your busy lifestyle. You are free to take as many, or as few, courses as you wish. Most online students take one or two courses a semester. A student beginning in the fall and taking two courses a semester (including summer) will graduate at the end of two years.