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Political Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) , TX,
Excellent faculty, high-profile research opportunities and the flexibility to explore special interests are the reasons you should pursue a graduate degree in Political Science at the University of North Texas.

About

The faculty members are outstanding teachers and distinguished researchers. They're considered among the most productive in the nation in terms of research. They have:

  • Earned recognitions from the American Council on Education, American Political Science Association, Fulbright Scholar Program and International Studies Association, among others.
  • Written articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics and Political Research Quarterly.

The faculty have participated in high-profile research regarding school choice, political campaigns and elections, American public law, democratization in the Third World and international peace. Recent research has been supported by:

  • The Ford Foundation
  • The Fulbright Fellowship program
  • The Minerva Initiative- U.S Department of Defense
  • The National Science Foundation
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities

Because of our close student-faculty research collaboration, students get involved in research early in their graduate education. You may participate in grant-funded research as a paid assistant or aid faculty members on publications. Each opportunity can lead to being published in some of the discipline's leading academic journals on your own or in collaboration with faculty members.

Programme Structure

The university offer course work leading to a Master of Arts, Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree in Political Science. The focus areas on the master's and doctoral levels are American government and public law, comparative government and politics, international relations, and political theory. You can also develop expertise in survey research and statistical analysis.

While pursuing your degree, you'll examine politics from both substantive and methodological aspects. A deep understanding of these aspects can lead to an academic career in research, writing and teaching, or a professional career in public service or the private sector.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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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 requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 24 credit hours of undergraduate or graduate work in political science
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can evaluate your academic potential
  • 500-word statement of purpose stating your primary area of interest in political science and your career objectives
  • Academic writing sample
  • One or two-page curriculum vitae or résumé listing academic background, awards and honors

Tuition Fee

  • National

    17172 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8586 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Denton

  • 1036 - 1920 USD/month
    Living Costs

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