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Political Science

University at Buffalo

M.A.
24 months
Duration
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
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About

The MA in Political Science offered by the University at Buffalo serves diverse purposes related to intellectual development, preparing students for doctoral study or government, political and advocacy careers.

Overview

At the University at Buffalo we offer a master degree in Political Science. A maximum of three courses (9 credits) may be taken outside the department, subject to prior approval for each by the Director of Graduate Studies.

MA students who opt for the Comprehensive Exam option must inform the Director of Graduate Studies (D.G.S.) of their intention to take the comprehensive exam in early September for February 1st conferral or in early February for June 1st conferral (the exact deadlines will be announced annually by the D.G.S. during the prior summer). At this time, the student must also state the field – American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, or Public Law – in which they want to take the comprehensive exam. Normally, the exams are scheduled in the latter half of each semester. 

The exam option is generally not offered during summer (i.e., for September 1st conferral). The comprehensive exam requires the student to answer two essay questions that test their knowledge of the literature in their chosen field. MA students who plan to continue on for the PhD degree are strongly encouraged to choose the project or thesis option instead of the exam option.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Comparative Politics
  • International Politics
  • American Politics
  • Public Law
  • Introduction to Political Inquiry
  • Basic Statistics for Social Science

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply Online
  • Submit Additional Supplemental Materials
  • Pay the Application Fee
  • Official results of the TOEFL or IELTS examination
  • A certified copy of the International Applicant Financial Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5655 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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