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Politics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CA,
The Master of Arts in Politics trains graduates in broad theoretical concerns about politics, government, and political values.CGU’s Division of Politics & Economics educates future scholars of politics, government, and policy to make better decisions through rigorous research and sophisticated understanding of political systems and policy analysis.

About

Our MA in Politics offers a broad-ranging, substantive understanding of American politics with an intensive focus on the intersection of politics and political philosophy—its implications, applications, and impact on the national political culture. Working alongside faculty who are experts in the field, you’ll conduct high-quality interdisciplinary research on the most pressing political and governmental issues of our time. The program offers built-in flexibility that enables you to customize your curriculum to fit your goals and interests. Upon graduating, you will join the long line of highly successful program graduates who are making their mark in an impressive range of careers.PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • This MA program offers concentrations in American Politics and Political Philosophy.
  • The degree requires completion of nine four-unit courses and a research paper or 12 four-unit courses. Students normally complete coursework in three to four semesters.
  • Our graduate Political Science program was ranked No. 2 in the nation among graduate Political Science programs for “faculty responsiveness and support outside of the classroom.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • American Political Development
  • The Modern Presidency
  • Topics in Ancient Political Philosophy
  • Political Behavior
  • The Federalist
  • Deliberative Democracy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Requirements:
  • Application
  • $80 Application fee
  • Official transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Resume
  • English proficiency exam (international applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1940 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1940 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1940 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1940 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1940 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1940 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Claremont

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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