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Political Science

Boise State University

24 months
24980 USD/year
24980 USD/year
8060 USD/year
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Completing a Master of Arts degree in Political Science of Boise State University allows students to deepen their knowledge of comparative and international politics, improve their analytic writing skills, and expand their familiarity with advanced quantitative methods. 


Majors in Political Science of Boise State University are prepared for further study at the graduate level or for a variety of careers. Our alumni include teachers, lawyers, reporters, lobbyists, campaign managers and elected officials. Others work for large corporations as public affairs officers or for federal, state, or local governments in numerous capacities.

Key facts:

The Political Science program has a distinguished faculty that combines research excellence with a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Several faculty members have received outstanding teaching awards, including two recipients of the Idaho Professor of the Year Award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, two University Distinguished Professors, two Golden Apple award winners and recipients of numerous other awards. Faculty research appears regularly in the discipline’s leading journals and has been supported by grants from such prestigious bodies as the National Science Foundation and the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Electoral Behavior
  • Comparative Political Parties
  • Non-Democratic Regimes
  • Politics of Inequality
  • Civil War and Terrorism
  • Democratization
  • Advanced International Political Economy
  • State Institutions and Civil Society
  • Contemporary Issues in World Politics
  • American Government and Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • World Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • A personal statement describing the applicant’s background, academic interests, career goals and how our program will help them achieve these goals.
  • A 5-10 page writing sample (previous academic paper, policy brief or memo, news article or blog post, document prepared for an employer, or new sample).
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or supervisors.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24980 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24980 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    24980 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24980 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8060 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8060 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Boise

810 - 1310 USD /month
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