12 months
16296 USD/year
16296 USD/year
8216 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Political Science from California State University Los Angeles is built on the foundation of an undergraduate government or political science major and is designed to provide systematic study in political science and related fields at an advanced level. 


Political Science from California State University Los Angeles is meant to serve the diverse needs of our students and prepare them for a number of academic and professional careers. 

Careers in:

  • community college level
  • high schools
  • government
  • politics
  • business
  • the non-profit sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar: American Political Behavior 
  • Seminar: American Political Studies
  • Seminar: Empirical Political Theory
  • Seminar: Political Theory
  • Seminar: Advanced Studies in International Relations
  • Seminar: International Political Economy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A grade point average in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units of 3.00 or better and a major in political science. Majors with GPAs below 3.00 may be admitted at the discretion of the department’s graduate admissions committee after completing prerequisite or conditional courses, if necessary.
  • Two letters of recommendation. At least one letter must come from a professor or an individual capable of evaluating the applicant’s intellectual and academic qualifications.
  • A statement of purpose letter.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16296 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16296 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16296 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16296 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8216 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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