Masters Political Science Texas

Political Science MA Degree

Graduate Admissions


Department of Political Science
Phone: 903.566.7371

Degree Information
Dr. Amentahru Wahlrab
Phone: 903.566.7371

Graduate Admission Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Graduate Admissions
Office: STE 345
Phone: 903.566.7457
Fax: 903.566.7492

Program Information

Hours: 36

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

Application Instructions

Admission Requirements

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.

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is O*Net.

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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