24 months
1866 USD/credit 30789 USD/year
1866 USD/credit 30789 USD/year
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Political Science from American University Washington DC prepares you to compete and lead in the political arena—on Capitol Hill, in political campaigns, and in non-profits, think tanks, or consulting firms. You’ll build your expertise in campaign management, public affairs advocacy, and analysis of the political process.


Political Science from American University Washington DC offers concentrations in

American Politics, Comparative Politics, Applied Politics.

Students at Political Science from American University Washington DC will:

  • be equipped with the kind of critical thinking skills imperative to dissecting systems of government and analyzing political activity and behavior.
  • learn the art of policymaking along with the theory and practice of politics within different political systems. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

After the posted deadlines, applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the respective term or degree program is full. 


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application & Fee
  • Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume/CV
  • GRE Test Scores
  • Two letters of recommendation,
  • Essay on career interest. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30789 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1866 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    30789 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1866 USD per credit during 24 months.

Tuition for National students: $1,812 Per credit hour

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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


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