M.A. On Campus

Political Science

Fairleigh Dickinson University

12 months
34700 USD/year
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The Political Science program from Fairleigh Dickinson University provides an integration of disciplines and areas of interest in political science and international affairs.


The MA in Political Science programme from Fairleigh Dickinson University aims to give students a well- rounded education and understanding of the dynamic changes currently taking place in the international community. The degree requires the successful completion of 33 credits. 12 credits compose the required courses that every student must take. The remaining 21 credits are elective depending on the student’s area of interest.

Program Outcomes

  • Research and Analytic Method: Quantitative- including statistics- and qualitative, methods for conducting an analyzing political science and international studies research in a manner appropriate for graduate students
  • Critical Thinking: Students will learn and demonstrate critical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and the scientific approach to problem solving by selecting and organizing information, identifying assumptions and causal relationships, distinguish between verifiable facts and value claims, determine the credibility of sources, distinguish between warranted or unwarranted reasons or conclusions, detect biases, and evaluate appropriate problem solving strategies, their feasibility and efficacy.
  • Effective Communication
  • Information and Technological Literacy

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Masters Research or Comprehensive Examination: Selected Studies in Political Science
  • Models of Political Systems
  • Politics of Public Policy
  • Electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students holding undergraduate degrees from an accredited four-year institution in the U.S. or abroad may apply.
  • Your official undergraduate transcript must be sent directly by your institution to the graduate admissions office on the Florham Campus. They can be sent electronically or by mail. Click here for the email and mailing address. We only need the college transcript where you completed your B.A. or B.S. degree (if you transferred a lot, this will save you time and money). 
  • Upload a personal statement telling us why you wish to pursue an MFA and what you hope to gain from the degree.
  •  Upload a writing sample in the genre you are applying to. You may upload any other materials you wish to include, such as a resume or recommendation, in PDF or MS Word format. Use the following guidelines:
  • Complete the Online Application.

Tuition Fee

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    34700 USD/year
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National Tuition: 850 / Credit

Living costs for Madison

1793 - 4414 USD /month
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