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American University Washington DC ’s School of Public Affairs is home to leading scholars in political science, public policy, and public administration. U.S. News & World Report ranks the MA in Political Science program as 56th in the country, thanks to a rich academic curriculum and a prime location right in the capital city of the United States.

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Overview

By completing the Master’s in Political Science program at American University Washington DC , you’ll be able to:

  • Choose between two tracks: Political Science or Applied Politics.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the core questions in at least one subfield of political science, and apply political science theories to real world problems.
  • Show fluency in reading and analyzing quantitative research, as well as familiarity with basic issues of research design.
  • Demonstrate mastery of written communication, such as empirical research papers and theoretical essays.

Programme Structure

Below is a list of degree-related courses you might take during your Master’s Accelerator Program. Courses may change based on availability and your preferences.

  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Political Science
  • Policy Process
  • Political Analysis
  • The Legislative Process

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

33 alternative credits

Delivered

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.
3 (required)
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).
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.
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

4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22302 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22302 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

22,302 - 30,183 USD

Funding

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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