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Political Science

University of Nevada, Reno

M.A.
12 months
Duration
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
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About

The M.A. in Political Science from University of Nevada, Reno is designed to train students on policy within the context of the political science discipline. 

Overview

The Political Science program at University of Nevada, Reno aims to serve the University community by:

  • preparing graduates with opportunities for advanced, specialized careers in the discipline of political science (e.g., teaching, politics, private or public sector, government, personal advancement),
  • preparing students continuing into doctoral degree work/research, and
  • developing professional scholars of political science and leadership.

 M.A. students emphasize in fields of American Politics, Political Theory, International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Public Policy.

The courses in political science cover a full range of the discipline, both in terms of substance and methodology. Courses in research methods provide the skills necessary for sophisticated analysis of political processes, institutions and policies. More specialized interests are developed through independent courses and projects students take as part of the curriculum.

Graduates with M.A. in  Political Science from University of Nevada, Reno will:

  • have the opportunity for advanced, specialized courses in the discipline of political science, leading to a graduate degree,
  • be prepared for additional graduate work leading to a Ph.D. and a career as a political scientist,
  • have opportunity to prepare for a career in teaching, politics, public service and government, or to complement their present careers,

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Research in Political Science
  • Advanced Research Methods in Political Science
  • Political Science as a Discipline
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Political Science
  • Thesis
  • Comprehensive Examination 
  • Urban Politics 
  • Public Opinion and Political Behavior 
  • Political Campaigns & Elections 
  • American Political Parties and Electoral Behavior 
  • Citizen Participation, Pressure Groups and Political Movements 
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Generational Politics and Policy
  • Energy Politics and Policy
  • Environmental Policy 
  • Global Environmental Policy
  • Land and Water Resource Policy 
  • Political Ethics and Political Corruptions 
  • Problems in American Public Policy

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30-36 alternative credits
  • Plan A: THESIS OPTION (30 UNITS)
  • Plan B: NON-THESIS OPTION (36 UNITS)

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.
2.75
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.
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.
500

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.
79
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate degree (B.A./B.S.)
  • GRE Scores: verbal and quantitative scores should be a minimum of 154, though some exceptions are made for students based upon their skill-set and other qualifications (or GMAT equivalent)
  • Three letters of recommendation of which a minimum of two are from professors with whom you have taken and completed coursework.
  • Statement of purpose: This one-to-two page statement should be 500 words, double-spaced and printed in a standard font. In this statement, you should discuss your career and educational goals and how those goals fit into the research specializations of the department. Please make sure your name is at the top of the each page.
  • 18 credit hours (six courses) of coursework in political science/social science

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21006 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21006 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5352 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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