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Political Science

The University of Iowa

24 months
Duration
29739 USD/year
31012 USD/year
12065 USD/year
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About

The MA and the PhD in Political Science are awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The MA is offered with or without a thesis at The University of Iowa.

Overview

About Political Science at The University of Iowa

Students will:

  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of two major fields in the discipline and competency in one minor field (the minor field may be within the discipline, in an interdisciplinary subject, or in another related discipline);
  • demonstrate advanced research skills, including advanced statistical analysis and broad knowledge of a range of theoretical and methodological approaches relevant to their field of research;
  • demonstrate effective teaching skills following the pedagogical standards of the discipline;
  • be familiar with and follow disciplinary norms and standards, including understanding issues related to ethical practices in research; professional, public, and collegial engagement; and instruction; and
  • demonstrate a full understanding of the research enterprise, including an ability to engaging others' work and an ability to make original and substantial contributions to the field.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Politics
  • Lawyers in the American Political System
  • Big Ideas: Introduction to Information, Society, and Culture
  • American Politics
  • Political Behavior
  • Political Thought and Action

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.
    • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.
    • English Proficiency Requirements
    • You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants)
    • Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service
    • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.
    • Application for Graduate Awards
    • Letters of Reference (3)
    • Resume or CV
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Writing Sample 
    • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile
    • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      29739 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 29739 USD per year during 24 months.
    • National

      31012 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 31012 USD per year during 24 months.
    • In-State

      12065 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12065 USD per year during 24 months.

    Living costs for Iowa City

    1187 - 1841 USD /month
    Living costs

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    Funding

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