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MPA/MS in Political Science, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The Suffolk MPA/MS in Political Science empowers you to navigate across private, government, and nonprofit sectors to influence positive change in your organization and community. This dual degree is designed to give you an expedited approach to receiving your master’s in both fields by grouping electives and eliminating redundant classes.

This program combines a rigorous curriculum with a hands-on approach to public service. You can customize your degree by specializing in professional politics or international relations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Foundations of Public Service and Administration
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Public Service Human Resource Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    54 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Goal statement (essay)
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores (Note: Testing requirements vary by program, and some students may qualify for a waiver)
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic scores (international students only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1197 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1197 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1197 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1197 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 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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