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Harvard University

Master
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33000 USD/year
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Explore the institutions of government, politics, policy, and the systems used to govern communities and nation-states. In this Government master offered by Harvard University, you gain a deeper understanding of the complex role of governmental organizations within society. 

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Overview

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES

Through the master's degree in the field of government you:

Build an understanding of government’s role in relation to economics, education, ethics, history, law, philosophy, and sociology.

Gain crucial theoretical and practical insights into governance and other challenges of governmental and nongovernmental administration.

Explore political practice and theory, and analyze political behavior, cultures, and systems.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The degree includes 12 courses, three of which are taken on campus.

Get started. You begin by completing three stipulated degree courses as outlined on the degree requirements page. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your commitment and ability to perform well as a Harvard student.

Apply to the program. While you are completing your third degree course, you submit the admission application. We have application cycles in the fall, spring, and summer.

Continue your studies, online and on campus. As you progress through the program, you choose from courses offered on campus or online, year round in the fall, spring, or summer. To fully experience Harvard, you take at least three courses on campus.

Thesis option. If you choose this option, you'll work one-on-one with a thesis director to conduct in-depth research on a topic relevant to your work experience or academic interests, producing publishable quality results. You’ll emerge with a solid understanding of how scholarly research is executed and communicated.

Capstone option. For the capstone option, you work with a capstone instructor and in community with fellow candidates to craft a policy, historical, or community-based analysis on a topic of your choice. The final paper will represent the caliber of writing and research evident in peer-reviewed academic journals.

Graduate with your Harvard degree. You participate in the annual Harvard Commencement, receiving your Harvard University degree: Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Government.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • American Government—A New Perspective
  • International Conflict and Cooperation
  • Introduction to Political Science Research Methods
  • Cyberpolitics
  • The Politics of Citizenship and Naturalization
  • Preventive Measures: International Peace and Security Challenges.

For more information please visit the program website.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

32 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended
  • Fully structured
  • Regular mandatory meetings
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

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.
3 (required)
3 (recommended)
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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

To begin the admission process, you complete:

  • Proseminar: Research Methods and Scholarly Writing in the Social Sciences
  • To register, you must pass the critical reading and writing skills test or earn a B or higher in the relevant expository writing course.
  • You need to earn the minimum grade of B in a maximum of two registration attempts. The proseminar cannot be more than two years old at the time of application.
  • One government course
  • One government course or elective.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    33000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • Our graduate tuition is $2,750 per course; the total tuition cost of earning the graduate degree is approximately $33,000.

Funding

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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