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International and Comparative Politics

Wright State University

M.A.
12 months
Duration
24286 USD/year
24286 USD/year
14298 USD/year
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About

The Master of Arts in International and Comparative Politics from Wright State University prepares students who intend to continue their education in a Ph.D. program in international relations, comparative politics, or a related field. 

Overview

The Master of Arts in International and Comparative Politics from Wright State University also provides continuing international education opportunities for those working in the public or private sector. Graduate seminars, education abroad, and practicum opportunities enable students to explore the scholarship in their field and its applications. Students may select from among three specialized Major Fields: Area Studies, Peace and Security Studies, Intelligence Studies, Global Gender Studies, or International Organizations.  

Students are required to complete or demonstrate proficiency either in quantitative research methods or modern foreign language. The degree culminates in either a traditional thesis or a project developed in consultation with a committee of program advisors. The program offers a dual degree option with the Master of Public Administration. 

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Master graduate level quantitative or qualitative research skills as appropriate to the study of international relations and comparative politics.
  • Master formal graduate writing skills appropriate for the creation of graduate theses and projects.
  • Have a solid understanding of the knowledge of their chosen specialties within international relations or comparative politics, with an understanding of the surrounding their topic of inquiry and the methodologies used to examine it.
  • Have effective communication skills, both oral and written.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International and Comparative Politics Research Design 
  • Grad Seminar in IR Theory 
  • Theories of Comparative Politics 
  • International and Comparative Politics Statistics 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

32 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to this program is competitive.
  • Applications are reviewed in the spring for fall admission.
  • Students usually need two years to complete the program.
  • Applications are done through the Wright State Graduate School.
  • Your application will include the following:
    • essays
    • letters of recommendation
    • transcripts
  • The priority deadline for all materials is March 1.
  • Qualified applicants will be interviewed by phone or in person.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12143 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    24286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12143 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    14298 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7149 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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