Claremont Graduate University

24 months
1980 USD/credit
1980 USD/credit
1980 USD/credit
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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.

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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements


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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1980 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1980 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1980 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1980 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1980 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1980 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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