Political Science

University of Texas Arlington

M.A. On Campus
12 months
23122 USD/year
23122 USD/year
10514 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The program leading to a Master of Arts degree in Political Science at University of Texas Arlington emphasizes a variety of skills in preparation for many different types of employment.


Students develop the ability to conduct research and critically analyze complex information, understand decision-making processes, present their findings and conclusions in a succinct and easily-understood manner, think creatively to resolve problems and concerns, and communicate information clearly.

 These skills are considered valuable in a wide range of jobs and careers, including in: the private sector, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, education, government, research and policy analysis, media, and international affairs. In addition, the Political Science MA is often used as a stepping stone for enrollment in business and law degrees. 

Finally, the Department of Political Science also endeavors to equip students with the research techniques and substantive background for coursework undertaken beyond the master’s level.

The program in Political Science at University of Texas Arlington  is committed to a holistic admissions approach. As a result, decisions on whether to admit or deny an application include: grade point averages, letters of recommendation, personal statements, advanced degrees, graduate courses taken as a degreed student or in another program, and professional work experience.


  • Policy Analyst
  • Lobbyist
  • City Aministrator
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Campaign Director
  • Political Consultant
  • Higher Education Lecturer
  • Attorney
  • Lawyer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Government and Politics
  • Judicial Politics and the U.s. Supreme Court
  • Bureaucratic Leadership: Trends in Public Administration and Policy Management
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Agendas, Information, and Decision-making in Public Policy
  • Public Opinion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited general or specific program. A bachelor’s degree in political science, however, is not required.

  • A copy of all university and college transcripts.
  •  A written personal statement (200 words) explaining the applicant's interest and motivation in studying for a graduate degree in political science.
  • Three letters of recommendation (including at least two from university/college faculty) that favorably assess the applicant’s potential success in a graduate program and in the field of political science. Letters must be mailed directly from the recommenders to the Graduate Adviser of political science.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23122 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23122 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    23122 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23122 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10514 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10514 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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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Political Science
University of Texas Arlington


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