EKU Among Top 20 Best Schools for an Online Political Science Degree

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The EKU Online bachelor’s degree in political science is one of the best in the United States according to Affordable Colleges Online. Eastern Kentucky University was named # 18 in the rankings, and was the highest ranking Kentucky school to make the list.

Affordable Colleges Online identified the best political science schools using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). To qualify, schools were required to be accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Quality and affordability are evaluated. EKU was one of several programs highlighted with tuition under $10,000 per year. The most expensive program to make the list was nearly $25,000 per year.

Online degree programs were compared on a variety of criteria, including the number of students using financial aid, the acceptance rate, the graduation rate and cost. Reviewers also noted whether or not the university provided counseling and job search assistance.

The EKU Online bachelor of political science degree provides a unique opportunity for students to select from three area of emphasis -- public administration and public policy, international relations and comparative politics or American institutions/law. Undergraduate certificates and minors allow for additional customization.

The EKU Online degree in political science offers:

  • An accredited degree in a flexible online format with no campus visits required
  • Accelerated 8-week terms that allow students to take one class at a time and remain eligible for financial aid
  • Personalized graduation plans and support services
  • Career services, including search strategy, interview preparation assistance and job exploration
  • A bachelor’s degree from a university ranked among the best for online degree programs by U.S. News & World Report

Individuals who are interested in current political issues or public policy earn a political science degree. Jobs that focus on solving real-world problems appeal to these students, and they often work in government agencies. They become public administrators, economic development specialists, or policy analysts. They work with nonprofit organizations, regulatory agencies or community development groups. Many continue on to graduate or professional degree programs to pursue careers in law, public policy, or business.

To learn more about the EKU Online degree in political science, contact a program advisor at 859-622-8224.

Published on November 09, 2018