Political Science, M.A. | Howard University | Washington, D. C., United States
12 months
35556 USD/year
35556 USD/year
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The study of Political Science at Howard University transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries found at most other institutions of higher learning. At Howard the study of African American and Black Diaspora politics is a treasured legacy.


The Political Science Program at Howard University prepares students for careers in academia and senior level research or administrative positions in the public and private sectors. 


  • We seek to retain and expand the Political Science Department’s position as a major source of political scientists concerned with issues impinging on the lives of peoples of African descent.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Black Politics                         
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • American Government
  • Public Administration and Policy

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

  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies;
  • Three letters of recommendation from members of the academic community who are familiar with the applicant’s record;
  • A brief autobiographical sketch;
  • A statement of educational and professional objectives;
  • Graduate Record Examination required.
  • A writing sample of your best academic research on a political or public policy topic.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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