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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Lock Haven, PA, United States
Ready to take your place in today’s complex and increasingly interdependent world? The Political Science program of Lock Haven University will develop your understanding of the complicated political and socioeconomic forces shaping the world we live in and prepare you to tackle those issues in a variety of careers.
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Overview

What You'll Study

The Political Science program of Lock Haven University prepares you for a multitude of career options by giving you a diverse and thorough background in the most pressing social, political, and economic issues of our day. Pair that knowledge with a firm grasp of communication and analytic skills, and you’ll enter the world ready to take on the boardroom, courtroom, campaign trail, and more.

Program Highlights

Internships: Internships are an integral piece of the political science degree. At LHU you’ll have the ability to compete for well-renowned placements. Internships in Washington and Harrisburg are available through LHU’s affiliation with The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) and The Washington Center (TWC). LHU students have also interned with:

  • The Office of the Governor
  • Pennsylvania State Legislature
  • Political Campaigns
  • Law Firms
  • Non-profit Agencies

Careers: While most political science graduates pursue careers in law, politics, and public service, our major prepares you for a variety of careers. Recent graduates have gained employment as:

  • Lobbyists
  • Legislative Staffers
  • Intelligence Officers
  • Federal Contract Specialists
  • Political Organizers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National: rolling admissions
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American National Government
  • World Politics
  • Political Inquiry
  • Comparative Politics
  • Humanities
  • Social Science 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    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:

    5.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $25.00 (twenty five dollars U.S.) must be paid.
  • Submit official, English-translated copies of all secondary course work completed, including subjects listed and marks earned, secondary school certificates, diplomas and examinations results from all secondary, post-secondary, and university and/or professional schools.
  • All non-native speakers of English must submit an official language score report. To be considered "official," the scores must be sent directly from the sending institution (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.).
  • SAT/ACT scores.
  • Copy of passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19290 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19290 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7716 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7716 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lock Haven

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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