About this course
The Department of Political Science offers a general Master of Arts degree. Students tailor their programs with the assistance of the department’s graduate coordinator. Programs are flexible, and students may take advantage of individualized instruction. Advisory committees will approve programs that provide an appropriate degree of specialization in two of the fields of political science with supporting studies in others.
Students may pursue graduate education in the areas of comparative politics, international relations, American politics, political theory, public law, and public policy. Students can normally expect to complete the program in from one-and-a-half to two years. The department offers a number of graduate assistantships as well as internship opportunities at the local, state, and federal levels, where students can obtain on-the-job experience.
The graduate program in political science is designed to prepare graduate students for doctoral studies, teaching positions at secondary schools and community colleges, or employment by government agencies, research centers, or private industry. Our graduates have gone on to executive positions in national, state, and local governments and to doctoral programs at top schools throughout the country.
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score-173 (computer-based exam); 61 (iBT exam)
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score (must be academic version)-Overall band of 6.0; no band below 5.5.
- Pearson Test of English (PTE)-Overall score of 44.
- Other equivalent qualifications.