Political Science, M.A. | University of California, Riverside | Riverside, United States
24 months
17696 USD/year
17696 USD/year
7628 USD/year
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The Political Science program at the University of California, Riverside helps you develop skills to conduct original research (as opposed to merely consuming it).


Program Description

The faculty in the Political Science program at the University of California, Riverside is particularly well suited to train students in:

  • Political behavior
  • International political economy
  • Race, ethnicity, and identity
  • Comparative political institutions
  • Civil–military relations
  • Latin American politics
  • Skepticism, liberalism, and hermeneutics

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political Inquiry
  • Social Science, History, and Qualitative Methodology
  • Mathematical Modeling in Political Science
  • Advanced Regression Analysis
  • Environmental Policy and Law
  • Political Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution. This degree must represent the completion of a program equivalent in the distribution of academic subject matter and scholarship achievement comparable to that offered by the University of California.
  • A minimum 3.20 GPA for the last two years of undergraduate or graduate coursework. Admission may be justified if you have a GPA between 3.0 and 3.19, if you have a high GRE score and/or strong academic letters of recommendation. If your GPA is below 3.0, you are ineligible.
  • GRE exam scores. Scores up to five years old may be used. 308 is the minimum GRE score required for admission (combined quantitative and verbal portions only) with a minimum of 150 in each portion.
  • TOEFL scores (international students only).
  • Three academic letters of recommendation from faculty in your current program of study (written in English).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8848 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    17696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8848 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7628 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3814 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Riverside

1100 - 1600 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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