Political Science, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    13500 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    4518 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #401 (ARWU) , WY,
The M.A. in Political Science program provides students with an understanding of the theories and methods necessary for success in (1) research or college-level teaching in political science, (2) high school social science teaching, or (3) careers in policy analysis or administration in government or non-governmental organizations.

About

The undergraduate degree provides students with a broad knowledge of political science; graduate education is an opportunity for more focused study. Masters students will earn most of their credits in courses sharing a common theme, such as a subfield of the discipline (American Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Public Law or Methodology), a world region, a particular policy issue area or a phase of political development.

Accreditation

The University of Wyoming has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission continuously since 1923. Following the completion of its self-study, the University hosted its last Higher Learning Commission site review team and received continued accreditation in 2009-2010. The University’s next scheduled comprehensive review from the Higher Learning Commission will be in 2019-2020.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Environmental Politics, 
  • Angstadt Constitutional Law: Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, 
  • McConnell Culture & Society of East Asia,
  • Blank Transitional Justice, 
  • Aiken Administrative Behavior and Theory of Organizations,
  • Piccorelli 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 Credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    76

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 1. Possess a B.A./B.S. in Political Science or a related discipline, including substantial undergraduate work in Political Science. The GPA for that B.A./B.S. degree must be at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

    2. Submit Application and Pay $50.00 Application Fee.

    3. Send all official transcripts (undergraduate and post-graduate) to the University of Wyoming Admissions office. If you are a UW graduate, this requirement is waived. A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required.

    4. Take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The MA Admissions Committee sets the program standard at minimum percentiles. A 60th percentile on the Verbal portion and a 40th percentile on the Quantitative portion of the exam are expected of our applicants. The institutional reporting code for the University of Wyoming is 4855.

    5. Submit 3 letters of recommendation from individuals knowledgeable about your preparation and qualifications for graduate education. E-mail addresses of your recommenders will be provided during your on-line application process.

    6. One-page personal statement describing your objectives in seeking the degree and mail directly to the Department of Political Science.

    7. Submit a writing sample of at least 10 pages, such as a paper prepared for an undergraduate course.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    4518 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4518 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Tuition fee per 9 credits, per semester

Funding

The mission of the Office of Student Financial Aid is to provide students with the timely delivery of financial assistance while maintaining accountability and proper stewardship of the public, institutional, and private funds with which it is entrusted. We are committed to providing courteous service to support the academic mission and goals of the University and its students.The Office of Student Financial Aid assists students whose personal and family resources are not adequate to cover the costs involved in attending the University of Wyoming by:
  • Processing financial aid forms (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for grants, loans, and work-study employment
  • Advising students regarding financial aid and money management
  • Processing awarded scholarships (Hathaway, UW and outside scholarships)
  • Assist students and families with financial aid questions
  • Coordinate Veterans benefits and certification

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