Master of Arts
Students may be admitted to the department provided they have graduated from an accredited college with an average of B or better. They should have completed fifteen (15) semester hours in the social sciences, nine of which must have been in political science. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required.
Doctor of Philosophy
Potential Ph.D. students must complete the application form and submit transcripts, GRE test results, a personal statement, and three letters of recommendation. To be competitive, applicants should ideally have undergraduate GPA’s of 3.5 or better, graduate GPA’s of 3.7 and above, and GRE total scores around 308 (or 1200 old scale) or higher. At least three prior courses in political science are required. Potential applicants may take one or two Politics courses as non-degree students prior to the review of applications.