Political Science, M.A. | The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley | Texas City, United States
12 months
Duration
15676 USD/year
15676 USD/year
8332 USD/year
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About

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley provides a Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science. UTRGV was ranked third among the UT System schools listed in the Forbes magazine 2016 list of America's Top Colleges.

Overview

The primary objective of the Master of Arts in Political Science at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is to provide graduates with training and expertise in selective subfields such as Governance and Policy Process, World and Borderland Politics, and the Politics of Race, Gender, and Class.

Key Features

The degree will:

  • Enhance student competence in the content, principles, and methods of political science;
  • Prepare students for entry into jobs requiring a sound knowledge of statistical and other research methods; and
  • Equip students with the skills necessary for jobs in secondary and community college education, governmental and quasi‐governmental agencies at all levels of government, non‐profit organizations, and the media.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of Policy Formulation
  • U.S. Economic Policy
  • Class, Power, and the State
  • Policy Analysis
  • Global Political Economy
  • Conflict Studies

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Rolling admission for national students.

Credits

36 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have completed at least 12 hours of undergraduate courses in Political Science and/or Public Policy, including POLS 2370 (Introduction to Political Science Research, with a statistics lab).
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 hours completed in major coursework, and a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate political science coursework.
  • GRE scores in verbal and quantitative sections.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals who are qualified to judge the student’s academic and professional potential.
  • Statement of Purpose (1 or 2 pages) describing the applicant’s interest in political science, major field of study, and career goals.
  • Curriculum vitae/resume of educational background, including any volunteer and/or work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7838 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    15676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7838 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8332 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4166 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Texas City

882 - 1634 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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