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Political Science, B.A. / B.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Kirksville, MO, United States
Whether you’re looking for a career in politics, law, teaching, grassroots organization or political consulting, there’s a place for you here as a Political Science major at Truman State University.
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Overview

Unlike many universities where students are taught in a large auditorium by graduate students, your Political Science classes at Truman State University are small and taught by professors with doctorates. You’ll quickly learn why Dr. John Walke, past-president of the American Political Science Association, called it the best undergraduate political science program he had ever seen.

Learning the underlying theories that drive political behavior gives our students a deep understanding of why things happen in the world of politics – and helps them find a place in it. Our program focuses on cultivating the strong research, writing and oral presentation skills necessary to achieve in this ever-changing field, wherever you choose to take your career.

Be Competitive for Top Graduate Schools and Law Schools

As a Truman political science graduate, you’ll be nationally competitive for careers and further education after graduation. Since 2003, we have placed 79% of our graduates in law schools or graduate programs. Here are just a few places our students end up:

  • Harvard Law School
  • Duke University
  • University of Chicago
  • Syracuse University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Michigan

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 included:

  • American National Government
  • College Algebra
  • Political Science
  • Plane Trigonometry
  • International Relations
  • Basic Statistics
  • Political Science Methodology

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

    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:

    550

    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.

General Requirements

  • One Page Essay — This essay must be an original work on behalf of the applicant.
    • English Proficiency Test Score
    • Original or Certified Copies of Transcripts from High School (and any college or university you have attended)
    • Certificate of Financial Support
    • Original or Certified Copies of Bank Documents Indicating Sufficient Financial Support
    • Copy of Passport biographical information page

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15335 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15335 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15335 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15335 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7975 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7975 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kirksville

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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