12 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Political Science MA program offered at Arizona State University is unique because of its sustained commitment to mentorship. The exceptionally small size of our MA program – with incoming cohorts of less than five students – provides students with regular opportunities to work directly with our faculty.

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Students receive the best of both worlds: they have access to all the resources that come with being at the largest university in the US, while having the one-on-one attention that only a small program can offer.  

The Political Science  MA program offered at Arizona State University  emphasizes a strong foundation in research methods and substantive content, while nonetheless allowing students to craft an individualized program of study that meets their own interests under faculty guidance. Our diverse and distinguished faculty have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in both their research and their teaching. 

Career Opportunities

This program provides advanced education for students preparing for research or applied careers in political science in government, nonprofits and the private sector.

Career examples include:

  • campaign consultant
  • campaign strategist
  • data analyst
  • lobbyist
  • research specialist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Polimetrics 
  • American Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Empirical Political Inquiry
  • Thesis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • personal statement
  • writing sample
  • GRE scores
  • three letters of recommendation
  • list of political science courses taken
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 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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