The department does not admit for master's degrees, accepting students for the Ph.D. program only. Once admitted to the Ph.D. program, it is possible to obtain a master's degree through work en route to the Ph.D. The master program in Political Science is offered by the University of Wisconsin Madison.
The department has a national and international reputation for the high quality of its faculty and for the diversity of their approaches and interests. It has long been known for its acceptance of a broad range of approaches to the study of politics and for its collegiality.
The subfields of political science found in the department are American politics, comparative politics, political theory and philosophy, international relations, and political methodology. Political science shares faculty with the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs, the Law School, and the Department of Gender and Women's Studies.
- Develop an appreciation of the diverse subfields of political science.
- Learn to articulate questions of importance to the field that can be answered using the methods of political science.
- Learn to select and utilize methods of political inquiry appropriate to particular research questions.
- Learn to constructively critique existing work in political science.
- Develop an understanding of political science from an historical context.
- Recognize and apply principles of ethical and professional conduct in research, teaching, and service.
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- American Politics And Government
- Politics Around The World
- International Relations
- Political Theory
- Research Methods In Political Science
- Politics Around The World
- 24 months
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DisciplinesPolitical Science View 245 other Masters in Political Science in United States
- Students may not apply directly for the master’s, and should instead see the admissions information for the Ph.D
- This master’s program is offered for work done en route to the Ph.D
International25526 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 25526 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National25526 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 25526 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
In-State12200 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12200 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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