Northern Illinois University, based in DeKalb, IL offers a fully funded Master’s in Political Science. An advanced degree in political science will help create a foundation for success in a wide range of fields. Funding is available to all applicants and is awarded on a competitive basis. To receive funding, you must be in good academic standing with the department. Master’s Degree Students can expect to receive two years of support from a graduate assistantship, which provides a stipend for fall and spring semesters and a tuition waiver that covers most, but not all, tuition-related costs.