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Political Science

Appalachian State University

12 months
19849 USD/year
19849 USD/year
4839 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Political Science from Appalachian State University is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers – in government, non-profits and the private sector – as well as further graduate work at the doctoral level.


At Political Science from Appalachian State University while we have three basic curriculums, the interests and aspirations of our students are quite diverse and therefore we allow each student, in consultation with the program director, to develop a program of study that meets his or her unique interests and aspirations.


Our graduates have:

  • worked on political campaigns
  • worked for the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
  • worked in public affairs
  • worked for investment firms
  • worked for research institutes
  • worked for media firms
  • worked for non-governmental organizations
  • joined the Peace Corps
  • become college professors
  • entered doctoral programs

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The American Justice System and Social Justice
  • Public Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation
  • Seminar in Political Philosophy
  • Seminar in Congressional Politics
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Appalachian Political Perspectives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Fall Admission - priority deadline March 15


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GRE (score must be no more than 5 years old)
  • Required number of references to specify in the online form: 3
  • Resume 
  • essay addressing academic and professional goals, as well as reasons for applying.
  • Graduate School: 3.0 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores from the appropriate admission test(s), OR 2.5 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores at the 25th percentile level from the appropriate admission test(s).
  • Submit your graduate application online.
  • Pay the online application fee
  • Mail official or certified transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended that have been evaluated by a NACES accredited credential evaluation service.
  • Provide proof of English proficiency.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19849 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19849 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    19849 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19849 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    4839 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4839 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Boone

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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