M.A. On Campus

Political Science

University of Mississippi

12 months
24990 USD/year
24990 USD/year
8718 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.A. degree in Political Science at the University of Mississippi provides students with an intensive study of the different fields, theories, and research methods in contemporary political science. 


The Political Science degree from the University of Mississippi prepares students for doctoral study in political science, and for careers in education, government, or policy analysis. Two options are offered: One, which requires a written thesis, is for students primarily interested in political science research; the other, which replaces the thesis with a written comprehensive examination, is for students who are more concerned with the practical application of their political science expertise.

Thesis Option: Thirty graduate-level semester hours, including 6 hours of methods/tools courses (Pol 550, 551) and a thesis carrying 6 credit hours constitute the minimum requirement. Each candidate for the M.A. must pass an oral examination after the other requirements for the degree have been fulfilled. The examination may include the student’s course work as well as the thesis. All requirements for the M.A. degree normally must be completed within four years from the date of enrollment.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Judicial Process
  • The American Presidency
  • American Legislative Process
  • Judicial Behavior
  • Voting and Political Participation
  • Public Opinion and Political Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts/degree certificates of all institutions of higher education attended (must be official or officially certified, and must include an English translation)
  • Copy of English language proficiency test score
  • Copy of passport identification page(s)
  • Letters of Recommendation (unless uploaded via the online application system)
  • Statement of Purpose (unless uploaded via the online application system)
  • Affidavit of Financial Support and supporting bank statement], may be submitted later; required only of those who will hold F-1 or J-1 visa status.
  • International Student Transfer Eligibility Form]. May be submitted later, and is required of F-1 and J-1 visa holding students who are transferring to the University of Mississippi from academic institutions within the USA only!

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24990 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24990 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24990 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8718 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8718 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Oxford

850 - 1300 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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