About

Research and teaching in the department center on the major fields of American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory and public policy. However, the department also offers more specialized training in human rights, legal studies, gender politics, race and ethnic politics, European studies, indigenous politics, and urban politics. 

You choose your program

Our MA Political Science students have the option of completing the traditional track on the CU Denver Auraria campus, our new 4 + 1 - dual BA/MA combination program, or an alternative track centered on the study of politics, public policy, leadership, and community organizing through our Center for New Directions program.

What happens next?

Our graduates have gone on to Ph.D. programs across the country and work in a variety of positions including state and local elected offices, government service, directors of community-based organizations and non-governmental organizations, legislative analysts, UN affiliates, lobbyists, teachers, media analysts and political consultants.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • American politics
  • Comparative politics
  • Political theory

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    75

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  • Minimum required score:

    537

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General Requirements

To apply please submit the following online:
  • Online graduate school application
  • Personal statement of about 1 ½ pages
  • 3 reference letters (academic and/or professional)
  • Official transcripts
  • Writing sample of about 10 pages
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      1255 USD/credit
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    • National

      377 USD/credit
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    Living costs for Denver

    • 1310 - 2220 USD/month
      Living Costs

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    Funding

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