Politics (Political Philosophy Concentration), M.A. | Claremont Graduate University (CGU) | Claremont, United States
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Politics (Political Philosophy Concentration)

18 months
1980 USD/credit 47520 USD/year
1980 USD/credit 47520 USD/year
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Gain a solid foundation in political philosophy through study of selected works by Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Burke, Kant, Marx, Mill, and Nietzsche. The Politics (Political Philosophy Concentration) program is offered at Claremont Graduate University (CGU).


The Master of Arts in Politics (Political Philosophy Concentration) at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) trains graduates in broad theoretical concerns about politics, government, and political values.

CGU’s Division of Politics & Economics educates future scholars of politics, government, and policy to make better decisions through rigorous research and sophisticated understanding of political systems and policy analysis. Our MA in Politics offers a broad-ranging, substantive understanding of American politics. Working alongside faculty who are experts in the field, you’ll conduct high-quality interdisciplinary research on the most pressing political and governmental issues of our time. The program offers built-in flexibility that enables you to customize your curriculum to fit your goals and interests. Upon graduating, you will join the long line of highly successful program graduates who are making their mark in an impressive range of careers.

Program Highlights

  • This MA program offers a concentration in American Politics.
  • The degree requires completion of nine four-unit courses and a research paper or 12 four-unit courses. Students normally complete coursework in three to four semesters.
  • Our graduate Political Science program was ranked No. 2 in the nation among graduate Political Science programs for “faculty responsiveness and support outside of the classroom.”

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Political Development
  • The Modern Presidency
  • The Federalist
  • Deliberative Democracy
  • Political Behavior

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH

36 units with research paper or 48 units


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Applicants who feel that their Grade Point Averages do not adequately represent their ability to succeed in a graduate program may find it helpful to submit GRE scores for consideration.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • $80 Application fee
  • Official transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Resume
  • English proficiency exam (international applicants only)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Financial Statement or Proof
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    47520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Claremont

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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