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About

The courses in the Political Science program at University of Nevada, Reno cover a full range of the discipline, both in terms of substance and methodology.

Overview

About the Program

The Political Science program at University of Nevada, Reno has the following general goals:

  • To offer students an opportunity for advanced, specialized courses in the discipline of political science, leading to a graduate degree
  • To prepare students for additional graduate work leading to a doctoral degree and a career as a political scientist
  • To offer students the opportunity to prepare for a career in teaching, politics, public service and government or to complement their present careers
  • To support University-based research involving issues of politics and public policy
Courses in research methods provide the skills necessary for sophisticated analysis of political processes, institutions and policies. More specialized interests are developed through independent research courses and projects tackled by students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political Science as a Discipline
  • Advanced Research Methods in Political Science
  • Advanced Social Science Models
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Political Science

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

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

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Minimum 2.75 overall GPA (B.A./B.S.) or a 3.0 GPA for last two years of B.A./B.S.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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

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  • International

    21592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21592 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21592 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5500 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Reno

860 - 1230 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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