24 months
1595 USD/credit 26317 USD/year
1595 USD/credit 26317 USD/year
736 USD/credit 12144 USD/year
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At Political Science from Wayne State University students have the opportunity to specialize in one of six subfields of study: American government and politics, comparative politics, political theory, public policy, urban politics, or world politics.  


At Political Science from Wayne State University students also gain advanced analytic and methodological skills. Our program offers many advantages, including small class sizes, a diverse student body, a faculty dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research and the connections of our strong alumni network.


The Master of Arts in Political Science (M.A.) will prepare you for a career in many different fields, including government, education, policy advocacy and the non-profit sector.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Statistics and Data Analysis in Political Science
  • Research Methods in Policy and Politics
  • American Political Processes
  • American Governmental Institutions: Congress and the Courts
  • Political Psychology
  • Gender and Politics
  • American Governmental Institution: the Presidency
  • American Political Culture
  • African American Politics
  • Religion and Politics
  • Politics and the Mass Media
  • Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Rights and Liberties

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • International applicants must complete the equivalent of a U.S. four-year bachelor's degree, including all state and external/internal examinations required for the degree. 
  • Submit your transcript(s)
  • Demonstrate English proficiency 
  • Pay the non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Test Scores
  • If you are applying to a master's program, your minimum undergraduate GPA must be 2.75 or its equivalent in upper division coursework.
  • Official copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, both undergraduate and graduate
  • A personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Optional: Graduate Record Examination scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26317 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1595 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    26317 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1595 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 736 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Detroit

1050 - 1770 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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