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Political Science

Western Michigan University

12 months
1022 USD/credit
1022 USD/credit
681 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Political Science from Western Michigan University permeates every aspect of our life, from local funding for public education to global challenges. 


Political Science from Western Michigan University will give you practical knowledge and conceptual tools to pursue careers in law, business, journalism, public service and education.

Graduates with Political Science from Western Michigan University will be prepared for various career goals such as:

  • Positions in public service and quasi-public agencies.
  • Further professional training in political science and related professions, such as law.
  • Teaching positions in community colleges.
  • General positions in the business world.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • American Politics 
  • Comparative Politics 
  • Teaching Political Science 
  • Research and Professional Skills 
  • Political Philosophy 
  • Modern Democratic Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must have completed at least 24 hours of work in the social sciences or other relevant fields and have achieved a 3.0 grade point average.
  • Must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and have achieved a 3.25 GPA in the last two years of their bachelor’s degree.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Copy of passport identification page
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or are attending, including diplomas, examination results, mark sheets and certificates
  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the first academic year of study at WMU according to estimated cost of attendance
  • This program requires three recommendations
  • Written statement

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1022 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1022 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1022 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1022 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    681 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 681 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Kalamazoo

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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