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B.A. in Political Studies

Majoring in Political Studies at the Master’s University equips believers not only for effective careers in law, politics, or business but also for responsible citizenship. Through a biblical framework, professors teach small classes on the theory and philosophy of civilizations. This department also allows students to participate in a semester long internship in Washington D.C. allowing them a front row seat to the inner workings of the government and opportunities for networking. Because justice, law, and government originate with God, it is best to study God’s purpose for those institutions at an institution where the Bible is preached without shame and compromise.

Semester-long internship in Washington D.C

The Department of History & Political Studies is designed to help all students develop an understanding of the complex factors that have produced the civilizations of the present and also aid students in becoming responsible Christian citizens. Especially because of our emphasis on systematic research and analysis,students receive instruction in preparing for careers in law, education, business, government service, public relations, or library work, as well as graduate study in law, theology, history, or political science.

ROOTED IN AN UNWAVERING DEVOTION TO JESUS CHRIST AND THE INERRANT WORD OF GOD, OUR WORLD-CLASS FACULTY AND DEDICATED ADMINISTRATION PREPARE EACH STUDENT’S HEART AND MIND FOR A LIFE OF ETERNAL INFLUENCE. - John MacArthur

The department acknowledges that God is sovereign in human affairs of the past, present and future. With that foundational truth, students are aided in developing Christian philosophies of history and politics as parts of an overarching biblical worldview. Every course should help students integrate Christian faith and the academic fields.

  • Graduates have been accepted into 16 of the top 30 law schools, including six of the top 10

  • Small class sizes provide valuable individual attention to each student

  • Integrated bible classes

CALIFORNIA SINGLE SUBJECT TEACHING CREDENTIAL IN SOCIAL STUDIES

For information about obtaining a California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential in Social Science, see the Teaching Credential Programs section.

STUDY ABROAD

  • Israel Bible Extension (IBEX): TMU is the only campus to offer an entire semester abroad in Israel. Through the Israel Bible Extension program (IBEX) a student can spend a semester studying the Bible in the land it occurred and earn 15-18 units. Learn more about IBEX.

  • Italy summer semester. Students will live in Florence for six weeks in the summer and earn twelve (12) undergraduate credits in a variety of courses while deeply immersed in Italian culture and Renaissance history. Learn more.

  • GO! Global Outreach teams to 10+ global locations each year combine practical application of your learning, evangelism, community outreach, and broadening of perspectives. Learn more.

Potential Careers

  • National director of safety advocacy, National Transportation Safety Board

  • International human rights investigator

  • Compliance officer, international relief organization

  • Operations manager, Goldman Sachs

  • Financial advisor, featured by Forbes.com

  • Lawyer

  • Marine Corps officer

  • Air Force intelligence officer

  • Law enforcement officer

  • Junior high/high school teacher

  • College professor

  • Insurance claims adjustor

  • Stock broker

  • Business owner

  • Pastor

  • Missionary

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Teaching Credential Program

  • M.A. in Biblical Counseling (MABC)

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Core Courses

POL325 Political Parties & Elections
POL333 The Presidency
POL334 Congress
POL336 Political Communication
POL353 U.S. Diplomatic History
POL466 The Federalist Papers
Washington, D.C. Internship
POL326 Introduction to American Politics
POL343 U.S. Constitutional History
POL354 The Christian & Politics
POL365 Western Political Philosophy I & II
POL393 Introduction to Political Research
B121 Essentials of Christian Thought
B101 Old Testament Survey I & II
B201 New Testament Survey I & II
BTH321 Christian Theology I & II

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