Political Science

The University of Texas at San Antonio

24 months
25078 USD/year
25078 USD/year
8246 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Through its Master of Arts Program, the Department of Political Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio aims to prepare tomorrow's leaders for success. 


The Master of Arts degree in Political Science offers students the opportunity to develop and expand their understanding of political theories, methodologies, and substantive political affairs. The program prepares students for possible careers in city, state and federal government, international governmental and non-governmental organizations, public opinion polling, campaign management, community college teaching and other related occupations. The program also provides excellent preparation for law school and doctoral studies. Students may specialize in American Government, International Politics, or Political Theory and Public Law.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  •  Political Communications and Behavior
  •  International Politics
  •  Political Philosophy
  •  Topics in American Politics
  •  Latino/a Politics
  •  Gender and Elections
  •  American Government and Politics
  •  American Political Development
  •  Congress
  •  Presidency
  •  Topics in Political Theory
  •  Seminar in American Political Thought
  •  Political Creativity
  •  Contemporary Political Theory and Social Policy
  •  Topics in Comparative and International Politics
  •  European Politics
  •  Mexican Politics
  •  Seminar in Political Psychology
  •  Electoral Behavior
  •  Lobbying and Government Relations
  •  Law and Courts
  •  Seminar in Jurisprudence
  •  Federalism
  •  American Foreign Policy
  •  Comparative Political Systems
  •  International Organizations
  •  Political Actors and Systems in Latin America
  •  Foreign Policy Analysis
  •  International Security

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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.

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • completed application 
  • application fee
  • grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 hours of coursework
  • official transcripts from all collegiate institutions attended including community colleges
  • a statement of purpose (roughly 500 words or two typed pages) indicating your interests and goals in studying political science
  • three letters of recommendation from references who can speak to your qualifications for the graduate program (at least two of these must be from a college or university professor who can discuss and evaluate specifically your academic qualifications and potential for graduate-level study).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25078 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25078 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25078 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25078 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8246 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8246 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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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Political Science
The University of Texas at San Antonio