M.A. On Campus

Political Science

The University of Texas at Arlington

12 months
20620 USD/year
20620 USD/year
10828 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The program leading to a Master of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of Texas at 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 program from The University of Texas at Arlington 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.


  • 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
  • Public Leadership: Race, Ethnicity, & Gender
  • Race and Ethnicity in American Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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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

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  • International

    20620 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20620 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    20620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20620 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10828 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10828 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Texas City

882 - 1634 USD /month
Living costs

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


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