12 months
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1329 USD/credit 39870 USD/year
1329 USD/credit 39870 USD/year
966 USD/credit 28980 USD/year
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About

The primary mission of the Political Science Department's graduate program at Temple University is to prepare students for careers in academia.

Overview

The Political Science department at Temple University gives equal emphasis to training students for both the research and teaching sides of such a career. Most students in the M.A. program intend to pursue a Ph.D. either at Temple or elsewhere, immediately after graduation or after a few years of employment. Those who wish to pursue a Ph.D. at Temple are strongly encouraged to apply directly to the Ph.D. program at the outset of the admissions process. Some M.A. students use the degree to establish or strengthen credentials in teaching or for private/public sector positions; a few M.A. students want to strengthen their backgrounds for applications to other professional degree programs.

  • In American Politics, faculty teach and conduct research on political behavior, political economy, political institutions, public policy, and urban politics.
  • In Comparative Politics, faculty focus on the issues of democratization; public policymaking; the role of the state in the economy; and identity politics in European and post-communist states, Latin America, China, and other developing nations.
  • In International Relations, faculty emphasize the various theoretical approaches to the study of world politics and the testing of such theories in the areas of international security, international political economy, and the study of international organizations.
  • In Political Theory, our strengths cluster around the research areas of late modernity; democratic and normative political theories, especially those pertaining to political questions of social and economic inequality, globalization, identity politics, and social movements; and the relationship between politics and religion.

Future Career

Most students in the M.A. program intend to pursue a Ph.D. immediately after graduation or after a few years of employment. Some M.A. students use the degree to establish or strengthen credentials in teaching or for private/public sector positions; a few M.A. students want to strengthen their background for applications to other professional degree programs.

Areas of Specialization: The particular strengths in American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory are reflected in the brief biographical statements of the Graduate Faculty members' research and teaching interests:

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics in Research Design
  • Political Statistics I
  • Government in American Society
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Politics
  • Political Theory

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Letters of Reference: 3
  • Statement of Goals: Approximately 500 to 1,000 words include your interest in Temple's program, your research goals, your future career goals, and your academic and research achievements.
  • Writing Sample: The writing sample should demonstrate your ability to research and write a scholarly paper. The paper should be no more than 25 pages and fully referenced according to a professional, scholarly style manual.
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    39870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    28980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 966 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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