M.A. On Campus

Political Science

The City University of New York

12 months
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
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The Political Science program at the Graduate Center, The City University of New York  consists of a community of scholars dedicated to the tasks of acquiring, expanding, and transmitting reliable knowledge about political phenomena.


Its essential function is to educate professional political scientists, capable of independent research and qualified for careers in academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the private sector.

The Ph.D. and M.A. Programs in Political Science offers three degree programs and features courses in five subfields:

  • American Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Political Theory
  • Public Policy

Learning outcomes

In addition, students can specialize in Political Science at The City University of New York, which trains them to write serious political analysis for an audience outside of the discipline. While the Ph.D. and M.A. Programs feature a diversity of approaches, all students are expected to specialize in and develop an understanding of the discipline as a whole.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Writing Politics
  • Global Political Theory
  • Constitutional Law
  • Basic Theories & Concepts in International Relations
  • Politics of Development
  • Comparative Urban Politics & Policy

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of 24 credits of undergraduate work in acceptable courses of Political Science, History, Economics, Sociology, or related fields.
  • A personal statement (Statement is a minimum of (2) pages and a maximum of (5) pages)
  • Writing samples (only (1) writing sample is required for submission)
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation (see guidance under “gather your application materials”)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.

New York Residents

Full-time: $5,545/semester

Part-time: $470 per credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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