Master of Arts in Government
Johns Hopkins University
Distance learning, On-Campus
16 - 24 Months
Full time, Part time
Earliest start date
22 Jan 2024
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Bring about meaningful change and advance your career with a master’s degree in government. This flexible program equips you with practical skills for solving today’s governmental, political, and policymaking challenges.
If you’re looking to make a difference in Washington, D.C., impact lives across the United States, or effect change around the world, you may benefit from deepening your knowledge of politics and government.
The Johns Hopkins Master of Arts in Government program, based in the most politically connected city in the world, combines theory with the practical skills needed for today’s evolving workplace.
Learn, collaborate, and network with a community of peers coming from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. Our students work in leadership positions on Capitol Hill, at government agencies, and in the private and nonprofit sectors.
Advance Your Career
Whether you are looking to take your existing career to the next level or change direction, the MA in Government program will deepen your understanding, broaden your skills, and allow you to make a profound impact on the political system—and in your professional life.
Study on Your Terms
The program offers a flexible schedule with start dates in the fall, spring, or summer. You can attend evening classes in Washington, D.C., or take some or all of your courses online.
Scholarships and Funding
Learn about scholarship options at Johns Hopkins University’s Advanced Academic Programs on our website.
This 36-credit Master of Arts degree is composed of three required core courses, one customizable core course, and eight elective courses. Within the required core courses is the culminating experience of a Research and Thesis III course. In addition, you can choose to pursue one of the three optional Areas of Concentration, including:
- Democracy Studies and Governance
- Political Communications
- Security Studies
- Johns Hopkins University ranked #15 in the 2023 Times Higher Education world university rankings.
- Johns Hopkins University ranked #7 in the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report national rankings.
Program Tuition Fee
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- Political Scientists
- Budget Analysts
- Public Relations Managers
- Media Programming Directors
- News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists
- Survey Researchers
- Regulatory Affairs Managers
- Compliance Managers
- Regulatory Affairs Specialists
- Labor Relations Specialists
- Climate Change Policy Analysts
- Urban and Regional Planners
- Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
- Social and Community Service Managers
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