Politics, M.A. | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
12 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
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The M.A. in Politics from the Catholic University of America offers concentrations in Political Theory, World Politics, and American Government.  Class sizes are small--generally under ten students per course--and feature traditional seminar-style environments and close working relationships with Politics Department faculty. 


The Politics program from Catholic University of America is designed to be completed in two years of full-time study (three courses in each of the first three semesters, plus a tenth course in the spring of the second year along with the comprehensive examination).  

Students with prior graduate coursework, or who take a more ambitious course load, are often able to meet the program requirements in a year and a half.  And students who work full time have the option to enroll in the MA program part-time (taking one or two classes per semester); our classes are generally scheduled in the evenings to facilitate this.


Graduates of our program frequently pursue careers in public service, politics, and education--or advance in careers they had already begun in these areas.  Several of our MA students have also continued their education in Ph.D. programs, either at CUA or at other nationally renowned universities.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • For the master's degree, a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework is required. A 3.0 grade point average or better must be maintained. American Government and Political Theory students must take POL 651 and 652 (Political Theory I and Political Theory II). 
  • World Politics students may concentrate in either International Relations or Comparative Politics, and they must take POL 606 and 607 
  • Students who concentrate in American Government are required to complete POL 625. Students who select Political Theory or World Politics as their fields of concentration must take at least six hours in the other fields offered by the department.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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


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