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,
- Research in Political Science
- Advanced Research Methods in Political Science
- Political Science as a Discipline
- Qualitative Research Methods in Political Science
- 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
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Apply before
- Plan A: THESIS OPTION (30 UNITS)
- Plan B: NON-THESIS OPTION (36 UNITS)
DisciplinesPolitical Science View 331 other Masters in Political Science in United States
- 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
International21006 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
National21006 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State5352 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 12 months.
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