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Political Science

The University of New Mexico

12 months
Duration
26636 USD/year
26636 USD/year
8509 USD/year
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About

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Political Science graduate program at The University of New Mexico! Our program dates back to 1969, when we began offering M.A. and Ph.D. degrees with subfield specializations in American politics, comparative politics, international relations and public policy. 

Overview

Graduate Program

We are a department of fifteen accomplished professors who provide high quality graduate instruction about the systematic study of politics. Our primary goals are to:

  • Prepare students to be informed and effective citizens, policy makers, professionals, and scholars
  • Produce new knowledge on substantively and theoretically important questions about politics, and to disseminate those findings through high visibility, peer-reviewed publications

We also seek to make our department's expertise available and useful to local, state, national and international communities and governments, as well as to national and international scholarly networks.

The Political Science Department at The University of New Mexico admits a small number of well-qualified candidates to its graduate program each year. Our relatively small size (about 35 students) allows us to provide individualized graduate instruction and mentorship. Our accessible yet intensive, multi-method training approach pays dividends. Co-authoring with graduate students, for instance, is a common occurrence in our department. And our students win highly competitive dissertation-stage awards such as National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Fulbright, and Fulbright-Hays awards. Only three (much larger) departments in the country have won more such awards in the past decade. As a result, our graduates are competitive in both the academic and non-academic job markets.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Politics
  • Politics Around the World
  • International Politics
  • Political Ideas
  • Public Policy & Administration
  • Intro To Political Analysis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Other requirements

General requirements

Courses include:

  • A short (1-2 page) letter of intent describing your interest in the study of political science at UNM.
  • Writing sample (preferably a research paper) illustrating analytical ability and stylistic mastery.
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from former instructors. 
  • Unofficial transcripts from each academic institution attended.
  • Unofficial GRE scores.
  • All applicants must have ETS send official GRE scores to UNM code #4845 
  • Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26636 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26636 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    26636 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26636 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8509 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8509 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Albuquerque

870 - 1360 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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