12 months
25650 USD/year
25650 USD/year
12220 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department provides graduate training leading to the Master of Arts in Political Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees, and participates in University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Master in Public Administration.


The Master’s in Political Science from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is a rigorous graduate program that trains students for a career in governance, as well as in cutting-edge social science research.

  • Most students complete the program in 2 years.
  • The master’s program culminates in an original scholarly paper based on arguments grounded in extensive research and reference to relevant primary and secondary sources.

All of our Graduate Students receive training in the broad discipline, across the following subfields:

  • American politics, which emphasizes political behavior, economy and institutions as well as policy and urban politics.
  • Comparative politics, which focuses on democratization, authoritarianism, and the role of the state in the economy.
  • International relations, which applies a theoretical approach to world politics as well as the study of global security, international political economies and international organizations.
  • Political theory, which delves into political questions of social and economic inequality in the late modernity period including globalization, identity politics and social movements.
  • Public Policy/Public Administration, which focuses on the development and evaluation of public policy, the bureaucracy, and intergovernmental relations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scope and Methods of Political Science
  • Techniques of Political Science Research
  • Advanced Techniques of Political Science Research
  • Analyzing and Evaluating Public Policies and Programs
  • Nonprofit Advocacy and Public Policy
  • The Politics of Developing Nations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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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    25650 USD/year
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  • National

    25650 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12220 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12220 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Milwaukee

1066 - 1767 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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