12 months
16046 USD/year
16046 USD/year
9248 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Political Science at Mississippi State University offers the Master of Arts in Political Science degree with a diverse faculty maintaining a broad research agenda. 

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The Political Science program at Mississippi State University is intended to prepare students for academic careers in research and teaching, and professional careers in public service or the private sector. It may thus serve the needs of both students and practitioners of government, politics, and business.

Key facts:

The degree program has a favorable faculty-to-student ratio, which permits students to have close contact with faculty. We enroll students from Mississippi, as well other states and countries. Many MA graduates enroll in law school or pursue Ph.D. degrees in political science.Students take 30 to 33 hours, depending on the thesis or non-thesis option. Students opting out of the thesis must pass comprehensive exams on all coursework.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • The Judicial Process
  • Public Policy
  • Public Opinion
  • Western Political Theory
  • Environmental Policy
  • Political Behavior
  • Democracy and Democratization
  • West European Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Review tips for a successful application.
  • Review both University and departmental deadlines.
  • Gather the full names and email addresses of three individuals to compose letters of recommendation.
  • Prepare your statement of purpose.
  • Review, edit, and finalize your resume/curriculum vitae and select a writing sample (if required).
  • Request your transcripts.
  • Arrange to have your test scores sent to The Graduate School (Examples: GRE, GMAT, TOEFL or IELTS).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8023 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    16046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8023 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4624 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Starkville

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

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


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