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Political Science, M.A.

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University rank #401 (WUR) , WI,
The Department of Political Science offers graduate programs of study in political science with concentrations in five fields: American politics; comparative politics; international relations; political theory; and public administration and public policy.

About

The master’s program is designed to provide students with a basic grounding in the scope and methodology of the discipline, while at the same time allowing maximum flexibility in developing a program of study that will meet students’ career objectives. It is recommended that students preparing themselves for PhD work emphasize empirical theory, quantitative skills and strategies and techniques of conducting research. Students may select coursework to help them prepare for such career fields as governmental service, public and private education, community service, and private industry. In developing an appropriate and coherent program of study, each graduate student works closely with the major professor and committee of advisors.

The Department accommodates the master’s student who attends part time by scheduling sufficient graduate-level courses in the late afternoons and evenings to enable the student to earn a master’s degree through part-time attendance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • British Politics
  • Politics of Eastern Europe
  • Russian and Post-Soviet Politics
  • The Politics of Authoritarian Regimes
  • International Law
  • Politics of Developing Countries
  • Politics of Revolution in Developing Nations
  • Latin American Politics
  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • African Politics
  • The Politics of International Economic Relations
  • Seminar in Comparative Politics: (Subtitled)
  • German Politics and the New Europe

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission

An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements plus these departmental requirements to be considered for admission to the program:

  • Undergraduate major or substantial work in the field of political science.
  • Undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale).
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with applicant’s scholastic ability and achievements.
  • Submission of Graduate Record Examination scores. Applications will not be considered until scores are received.

Tuition Fee

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    24898 USD/year
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    24898 USD/year
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  • In-State

    11861 USD/year
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