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Political Science

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

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29424 USD/year
12212 USD/year
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About

The political science graduate program is small and very selective. Each year about 15 students enroll.

Overview

The program aims to train political scientists with competence in the discipline as a whole, as well as expertise in specific subfields. To this end, the university offers their students small classes on wide array of substantive and methodological topics.

Their graduate students also receive a great deal of individual attention from faculty members, with many opportunities for collaboration and co-authorship. Their students also gain substantial experience in teaching, both through teaching assistantships and via the opportunity to teach one’s own course. This experience, coupled with the research training they offer, is essential for success in careers in university-level teaching and scholarly research.

Ph.D. candidates who elect to work in nonacademic settings, including think tanks and government agencies, also find that our program’s combination of substantive training and methodological competency is invaluable.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • American Political Institutions
  • Judicial Politics
  • Political Parties

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

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.
3
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.
150 (verbal)
150 (quantitative)

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.
90
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

The requirements for the certificate are:

  • A minimum of two semesters of residence
  • Language competence in Spanish or Portuguese
  • Four graduate courses on Latin American topics
  • A thesis on a topic related to Latin America, and
  • An oral defense of the thesis

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14712 USD per semester and a duration of  .
  • National

    12212 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6106 USD per semester and a duration of  .

Funding

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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Political Science
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University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

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