The Political Science M.A Program at California State University Long Beach is a competitive and demanding program for ambitious students interested in national and international politics. Applicants should have excellent academic records and demonstrate strong analytic and writing skills. A Master’s degree in political science provides a strong foundation for careers in government, the law, academics, business, international organizations, education, and public service. A political science M.A. can be the basis for further study leading to a law degree, Ph.D., or other advanced degree.
The M.A. program in the Department of Political Science at CSULB allows students to acquire conceptual depth, learn methodological tools, and further develop their critical thinking abilities. Seminars are small and students have the opportunity to engage with their instructors, and participate actively in class discussions.
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- Foundations & Scope of Political Science
- Seminar in Political Theory
- Research Methods in Political Science
- Seminar in American Political Behavior
- Seminar in American Political Institutions
- Seminar in International Politics
- Seminar in Comparative Politics
- 12 months
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DisciplinesInternational Relations View 200 other Masters in International Relations in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A bachelor’s degree with a major in political science or a bachelor’s degree with 24 upper division units in political science comparable to those required for a major in political science at this university.
- A 3.0 (“B”) GPA in political science courses taken as an undergraduate;
- Three letters of recommendation (preferably from academic sources);
- A statement of purpose of approximately 500 words. Include a discussion of applicant's motivations and qualifications for entering the MA program.
International7176 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
National7176 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
If you are not a resident of California , you must add $396.00 for each unit of credit you take.
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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