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.
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.
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DisciplinesPolitical Science View 245 other Masters in Political Science in United States
- 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
National17172 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8586 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
In-State1800 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 900 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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