12 months
57590 USD/year
57590 USD/year
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The Political Science program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) prepares students to uncover essential insights into the workings of societies and governments in the 21st century. Master's students develop the skills and knowledge to evaluate and promote effective public policies.


How the master's program works

The one-year Political Science program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is designed for students who want to build proficiency in applied research so that they can pursue successful careers in government, business, and public policy. Students interested in an academic career should read more about the PhD in Political Science.

The MIT Political Science master's program emphasizes intensive preparation in a single field of study:

  • American Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Models and Methods
  • Political Economy
  • Security Studies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Feminist Thought
  • The American Political Economy in Comparative Perspective
  • Political Economy of Institutions and Development
  • Sustainability: Political Economy, Science and Policy
  • American Political Institutions
  • American Political Behavior

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.

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • In your Statement of Objectives, please be sure to discuss the research questions you would like to pursue in your graduate studies
  • All applicants are required to scan and upload official transcripts with their applications
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • All applicants whose first language is not English are required to take the TOEFL, including students who have received degrees from English speaking institutions

Tuition Fee

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    57590 USD/year
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Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 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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