12 months
883 USD/credit 29139 USD/year
883 USD/credit 29139 USD/year
883 USD/credit 29139 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.

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The Political Science program 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
  • Master’s Research or Comprehensive Examination: Selected Studies in Political Science
  • Models of Political Systems
  • Politics of Public Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
  • Performance on the Graduate Record Examination, which may be waived
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s interest and ability to undertake graduate level studies
  • Personalized interviews may be considered by the Department’s Admission Committee.
  • Applicants under consideration may be required to complete an abbreviated research paper that demonstrate their ability for effective writing

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29139 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 883 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    29139 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 883 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    29139 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 883 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Madison

1793 - 4414 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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