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International Politics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #191 (WUR) New York City, NY, United States
The International Politics program of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth promotes critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity with respect to international politics; it enables students to address global issues and contribute to the public good.
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Overview

Focus your studies on international affairs. The Political Science Department offers a BA degree in political science with a concentration in international politics.

Building on a strong foundation of American and comparative politics, international relations, and political theory, the International Politics program of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth provides you with the knowledge and analytical skills to understand politics within other countries and politics among countries.

Through experiences in and out of the classroom, you’ll learn to address critical global issues and contribute to the public good. You’ll acquire proficiency in writing, communication, advocacy, and comparative analysis: all vital skills in today’s global workplace. 

You’ll be prepared for careers in international business, development, and diplomacy, and to continue your education at the graduate level.

Curriculum

The curriculum centers around four subfields of political science: American politics/policy, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory. In your concentration, you’ll study topics such as political Islam, global environmental politics, international human rights policies, and the politics of places like China and the Middle East.

Our professors are accomplished scholars in their fields, committed to teaching and to research. You'll work with them to:

  • Understand of the concepts, theories, and empirical findings in politics, government, and administration
  • Discover the impact of factors such as employment, environment, and gender on politics
  • Consider the theories and practices of governments on both the domestic and international levels

As an international politics student, you’ll complete the same requirements as all political science majors, with the addition of a four-week minimum study abroad experience or internationally-oriented internship.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Topics in International Relations
  • Model UN
  • Topics in International Relations
  • American Foreign Policy
  • International Law and Organization
  • The Politics of Global Climate Change

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit your application
  • Submit secondary and/or post-secondary sealed official transcripts translated into English
  • Submit an official SAT or ACT score report
  • All non-native speakers of English must demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Send us an essay or personal statement of up to 500 words on a topic of your choice; you can complete this as part of the Common Application
  • Accepted international students need an I-20 document in order to enter the United States

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30623 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30623 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30103 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30103 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    14358 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14358 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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