12 months
17982 USD/year
17982 USD/year
9648 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Kent State University focuses broadly on the dynamics surrounding representation, equity, conflict, human rights, development and conflict resolution. 

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Students delve into the scholarship on these dynamics (among others) in an interdisciplinary and theoretically sophisticated way, thinking about how the political process and government policy-making affect the lives of citizens, and how citizens influence those processes.

The Political Science program from Kent State University comprises the following concentrations:

  • American Politics and Policy
  • Conflict Analysis and Management
  • Transnational and Comparative Politics

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Understand the theoretical underpinnings of political science and be able to address real world issues and problems.
  • Attain research and methodological skills that will further their research and make them attractive to future employers.
  • Effectively communicate research findings and implications to a range of audiences including scholars, practitioners and citizens.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scope and Epistemology
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • American Policy Process
  • Congress, the Presidency and the Courts
  • Federalism and State Policymaking
  • Urban Policy and Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • GRE scores
  • Goal statement
  • Writing sample
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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