Political Science MA Degree
Department of Social Sciences
Dr. Randy LeBlanc
Time to Degree: Can be completed in 2 years
College: Arts and Sciences
Total Program Tuition Cost: Estimated tuition for full-time, in-state on-campus enrollment is $15,660. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.
Scholarships/Financial Support Available: Yes
Student Research Opportunities Available: Yes
Test Score Required: No
Additional requirements for applicants with bachelor’s degrees from foreign institutions include Proof of English Proficiency and an International Transcript Evaluation as outlined here.
GPA: A satisfactory grade-point average on all prior advanced-level (junior, senior and graduate) work (minimum GPA - 3.0)
Letters of Recommendation: No
Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No
Statement of Purpose: Yes
Deadlines: University deadlines apply
Career Outlook: A master’s degree in political science from The University of Texas at Tyler is excellent preparation for teaching at a junior college level or for pursuing a doctoral program in political science. Since the study of political science builds on analytical thinking and research skills, students develop competencies essential to a range of careers from journalism and international relations to law and politics.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job prospects for political scientists are expected to grow at a rate of 21% through 2018.
Consideration is also given to one or more of the following: the applicant's demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study, socioeconomic background, first generation college graduate, multilingual proficiency, geographic region of residence, and level of responsibility in other matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, and family responsibilities.
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