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Political Science

American University Washington DC

24 months
22302 USD/year
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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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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


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 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.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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


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Political Science
American University Washington DC