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Politics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, TX,
The twin missions of the Department of Politics are to teach students to examine politics from the perspective of political philosophy and to educate its students for leadership in public affairs.

About

Combine the study of the classics of Western political thought with rigorous exploration of American politics and international affairs. 

Prepare for a career in law, journalism, business, government, or teaching through a concentrated course of study in political philosophy and contemporary politics. Develop and solidify your capacity for truly independent and rigorous thinking about political, social, and moral questions.

The graduate curriculum ranges from the Greek polis through the great Catholic thinkers of the Middle Ages to the politics of contemporary liberal democracies. Master the most rewarding political works of the Western tradition and the American experiment in self-government while considering the great themes and issues of political thought and experience: justice, equality, liberty, morality, religion, and human nature. 

Complete the program at your own pace.

The Politics program is designed to enable the student to complete its requirements in a year of full-time study if he so desires. Summer school courses are sometimes offered and may be of particular interest to part-time students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Thucydides
  • Plutarch/Augustine/Machiavelli
  • Lincoln
  • Constitutional Law
  • Public Policy
  • American Foreign Policy
  • The Presidency
  • Civil Rights
  • Congress
  • Social Contract Theory
  • Kant/Hegel/Marx/Nietzsche
  • American Political Thought
  • U.S. Constitution
  • Plato’s Republic

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

Application for admission to the Master of Arts in Politics or the Master of Politics includes:

  • A completed online application form
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • A statement of purpose
  • An intellectual autobiography
  • A sample of academic writing
  • Official transcripts sent directly to the Braniff Graduate Office from each college or university attended by the applicant (even if no credit or degree was earned)
  • GRE General Test scores not more than five years previous to the date of the application
  • Possession of a bachelor's degree is a prerequisite.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      665 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 665 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
    • National Applies to you

      665 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 665 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Dallas

    • 1140 - 1930 USD/month
      Living Costs

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

    Funding

    Amount: Scholarship recipients will receive an exclusive rate of $1,000 per credit hour for the remainder of their program.

    Eligibility: New students who have demonstrated significant achievements may be selected for a Gupta College of Business Scholarship.

    To be eligible for this scholarship you must: 

    • Be admitted to the MBA or MS program within the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business. Graduate certificate and non-degree seeking students are not eligible.
    • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per term.
    • Remain in good academic standing.
    • Meet the following application deadlines (only applicants who have submitted all required application documents and fees will be considered):

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