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International Politics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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As an area of study within the framework of the liberal arts, our program examines the impact of government upon the life of the individual and of individual citizens upon government.

The Political Science major from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth utilizes scientific, philosophical, and applied perspectives to examine politics in the United States and throughout the world. 

Our majors acquire proficiency in writing, communication, advocacy, and comparative analysis--skills that are vital in today's working environment. An education in political science prepares students to think critically and to act as effective global citizens.

The department's faculty are accomplished scholars who have published widely and are active in their profession. The professors are proud to maintain a tradition of valuing teaching while recognizing the importance of academic research.  This balance provides students with the opportunity to receive personalized attention from a skilled faculty of scholars who are actively engaged in professional research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included: 

  • Introduction to American Politics
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to International Relations
  •  Introduction to Political Theory
  • Political Science Research Methods
  • Intermediate Writing in Political Science 
  • The Presidency
  • The Legislative Process
  • Bureaucratic Politics
  • Civil Rights Movements in the United States

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Complete and submit your application: online, at the Common Application, or on paper.
  • Submit secondary and/or post-secondary sealed official transcripts translated into English.
  • Submit an official SAT or ACT score report.
  • Submit an official TOEFL or IELTS score report
  • 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.
  • Students enrolling in a Visual & Performing Arts program (excluding Art History) are required to: submit a portfolio or  complete a music audition
  • Accepted international students need an I-20 document in order to enter the United States.
  • Submit the Declaration of Finances (PDF) with the required documentation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29661 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29661 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29141 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29141 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    13921 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13921 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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