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Harvard University

Master
12 months
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35000 USD/year
35000 USD/year
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About

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. 

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

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

48 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

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
3 (recommended)

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.
100
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

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

    35000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    35000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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