Political Science, M.A. | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
12 months
23951 USD/year
23951 USD/year
9989 USD/year
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The Political Science faculty enjoy national and international reputations for their research and have won numerous teaching and advising awards. Scholarly output is the primary reason that a recent ranking of doctoral programs in Political Science places University of Kansas's doctoral program in the top third in the nation. 


Our Individualized & Stimulating Atmosphere

Our medium size allows faculty to teach seminars on a variety of topics with individualized mentoring in and out of the classroom. Graduate students work closely with faculty on research and themselves publish independent papers and win fellowships and awards. This productivity is complemented by a diverse group of students, many coming from around the world.  In addition, by the time of graduation most of our graduate students will teach their own classes.  We believe teaching is important part of a graduate education and serves our students well in an increasingly competitive job market.  

And our unique Thompson Summer Scholarship Research Program offers students the opportunity to engage in a genuine collaborative research project with selected faculty.  Working with faculty on a variety of research topics, students maximize their potential by earning a competitive stipend and sharpening their research skills across the summer months. 

The Political Science program at University of Kansas has generated many conference papers and publications as well.  Our Department therefore offers unparalleled access to our faculty and valuable opportunities in both research and teaching.


Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Kansas (KU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

Required Courses:

  • Research Design for Political Science 
  • Research Methods 
  • Eight (8) elective graduate-level courses within the Department of Political Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

To be considered for admission to the Political Science M.A. program, all domestic and international degree-seeking students must submit the following:

  • Online Admissions Application & Application Fee
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • GRE Scores
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23951 USD/year
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  • National

    23951 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9989 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9989 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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