12 months
6520 USD/year
6520 USD/year
5520 USD/year
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The graduate Political Science program from Jackson State University serves the public interest by preparing leaders for service in institutions of public life and contributes to the development and understanding of the discipline of political science. 


Key facts

Working in partnership, students and faculty in Political Science program from Jackson State University enter the public square and observe, debate, and analyze the appropriate and effective uses of power in a democratic society and in the larger global community. Our urban location in the capital city allows us to utilize a rich laboratory for applied research, as well as, observation of and participation in politics.

Program Goals

In the M.A. Political Science program at Jackson State University students will:

  • Examine and critique the operation of government institutions and political participation.
  • Learn to use the varied primary texts, tools, technologies, and methods of the political scientists.
  • Increase understanding of divergent views and unpopular beliefs, gaining competence in constructive criticism of political and social problems.
  • Improve their ability to organize ideas and present them orally and in writing.
  • Participate in taking practical action towards achieving their political ideals; and by doing so.
  • Develop their own personal political philosophy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political Science
  • American Government
  • State and Local Government
  • Political Statistics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Blacks and the American Political System
  • Political Philosophy
  • Civil Rights and Liberties

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

  • Application for Admission. Click here to access the Graduate School Application.
  • Out-of-state and International applicants must submit a $25.00 application fee. Applications will not be processed without payment of the application fee. Payment is made by  using a credit/debit card at the time of application.  Application payments are processed as part of the application.
  • A satisfactory TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS score 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3260 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    6520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3260 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2760 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Jackson

1080 - 1645 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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