Brandeis University

12 months
53500 USD/year
53500 USD/year
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Brandeis University's M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Politics at Brandeis University emphasize linkages among the patterns of American political development, contemporary American politics, and the politics of other developed and developing democratic systems.


The Politics  graduate curriculum at Brandeis University also addresses the advanced industrial democracies of Western Europe, the democratizing states of Eastern Europe, and the international political, economic, and military-security relations among these states. Substantive emphasis is on the politics of democratic and democratizing regimes. 

Learning outcomes

The program is distinguished by methodological emphasis on analytical case study, including comparative case study rather than abstract mathematical modeling or statistical analysis. Ph.D. students receive training in each of the major subfields of political science, including both qualitative and quantitative research methods, through graduate-level “field seminars."

The graduate program features instruction in small seminars under close faculty supervision, supervised independent study within the program, and the opportunity to incorporate work in related and relevant fields, for example, economics, history, and sociology.

Programme Structure

  • If you wish to deepen your knowledge of political life, relations and processes, our one-year, methodologically rigorous master’s degree program in politics is for you.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application
  • Transcripts
  • Standardized test scores or a graded analytical paper
  • English Proficiency
  • A letter of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53500 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    53500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53500 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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