12 months
27113 USD/year
13533 USD/year
6308 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Political Science program, offered by Washington State University, is a terminal degree program designed to provide students with a specialized qualification better suited for the pursuit of professional careers in federal, state, or local government. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


The The Political Science program, offered by Washington State University , targets students intending to pursue largely non-academic, governmental careers as practitioners, whether it be in the field of homeland security, law enforcement, or as analysts within the U.S. intelligence or defense communities.

All graduates will be able to:

  • To prepare students to achieve their professional goals and prepare them to pursue professional careers.
    • Students demonstrate professional skills such as creating high quality curriculum vitae, learning about theories of teaching, ethics associated with human subjects  research and how to get published in disciplinary based journals.
    • Students present original research in peer-reviewed journals or in conference papers given at regional and national professional association meetings.
    • Students secure academic or professional employment commensurate with their education and career goals.
  • To prepare students to be effective researchers.
    • Students read and synthesize the literature in a variety of subfields in Political Science.
    • Students identify sound research questions and generate hypotheses that are appropriate to an original research problem.
    • Students gather, organize, analyze, and report data on an original research topic.
    • Students communicate research effectively in both written and oral forms.
  • To prepare students to be effective teachers.
    • Students become independent teachers with the ability to utilize appropriate teaching techniques and technologies in order to develop effective and engaging  lecture material, class activities, and assignments.
    • Students communicate information clearly and effectively in oral and written form and create a positive learning environment that encourages student  understanding.
    • Students develop quizzes, examinations and assignments that successfully evaluate student learning.
  • To provide students with foundational knowledge in the discipline of political science.
    • Students demonstrate expertise in appropriate concepts, theories and emerging methodologies in political science.
  • Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • International Security
    • U.S. National Security Policy
    • Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
    • Seminar in Comparative Policing

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines

    More details

    Priority deadline:

    • Fall January 10


    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

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

    English requirements

    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Prospective international students must have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an approved institution. Usually, this is a minimum of four years of study beyond grade 12.
    • A grade point average equivalent to a U.S. grade of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better is required. 

    Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      27113 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 27113 USD per year during 12 months.
    • National

      13533 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 13533 USD per year during 12 months.
    • In-State

      6308 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 6308 USD per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for Pullman

    904 - 1507 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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