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Master's Accelerator Program - Political Science (MA), M.A.

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The Master's Accelerator Program - Political Science (MA) from the University of Illinois at Chicago is designed specifically for international students and includes:

  • Professional development and career guidance
  • Skills-based training and opportunities for exclusive internships
  • Unique workshops, real-world experiences and cross-cultural group work

The UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences advances academic excellence and enhances the graduate student experience through programs in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. LAS hosts 26 departments and programs that include almost 1,000 courses, making it the largest of the UIC colleges. 

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers nationally ranked programs, award-winning faculty and one of the most diverse graduate student bodies in the nation.

  • #68 in Economics Graduate Degrees — U.S. News & World Report, 2019
  • #81 in Political Science Programs — U.S. News & World Report, 2019
  • 1,300 masters and doctoral students enrolled in over 40 different programs
The Department of Political Science offers work leading to the Master of Arts in Political Science and the Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science. Interdepartmental concentrations in Gender and Women’s Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Survey Research Methodology, and Violence Studies are available to students in these programs.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Data Analysis 
  • Theories of Democracy and Representation 
  • Elective, depends on course availability 
  • Comparative Politics

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • Programme intensity Full-time
                    • Credits
                      32 alternative credits
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus

                    English Language Requirements

                    You need the following IELTS score:

                    • Minimum required score:


                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                    Academic Requirements

                    You need the following GPA score:

                    Required score: 3

                    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                    General Requirements

                    • Degree in any discipline is specified for this degree. Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.
                    • Letters of Recommendation: Three required
                    • Personal statement: Professional goals and academic interests
                    • Resume

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International

                      7227 USD/semester
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 7227 USD per semester and a duration of .
                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                    $7,227 -$14,003 (USD)

                    Living costs for Chicago

                    • 1297 - 2500 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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