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Political Science-Comparative Politics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, IL,
The M.A. degree program is designed to join the basic theoretical pursuits of Political Science with the practical knowledge needed by effective public officials and political practitioners. The Political Science Department offers thorough academic instruction in American state and national politics, public law, international relations, comparative government, and political philosophy.

About

The M.A. degree curriculum is organized to meet the needs of a diverse student body, offering graduate students the option to take a course of study that merges the academic and practical aspects of politics. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • International Law and Organizations
  • International Political Economy
  • Latin American Politics
  • Politics of Western Europe
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Terrorism and Public Policy
  • The Law of Military Conflict
  • War and Peace
  • American Foreign Policy
  • International Politics of the Middle East
  • Seminar in International Relations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Baccalaureate degree, with strong undergraduate background in political science, history, or the social sciences for full admission 
  • Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    675 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 675 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    329 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 329 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Springfield

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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