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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Dover, DE, United States
Delaware State University’s political science department is ideally suited to the current era of political change — one marked by the first multiracial U.S. president. The Political Science program of Delaware State University offers a multicultural perspective that emphasizes ethnic/racial diversity and cultural convergence.
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Overview

Our courses and faculty share a strong global orientation, enabling students to gain an understanding of politics on all five continents.

We also take a multidisciplinary approach to political science, integrating it with material drawn from philosophy, law, economics, sociology, history, and other disciplines. The result is a political science degree of extraordinary academic breadth and richness. Multicultural and multidisciplinary, it is truly a liberal arts education for the 21st century.

Political science majors can choose to minor in Africana Studies, Law Studies, or Philosophy.

Professional Preparation

Graduates from the Political Science program of Delaware State University enter the job market with a set of adaptable, marketable skills. They are proficient writers, excellent critical thinkers, and outstanding researchers. Through their studies, they develop an ability to synthesize multiple perspectives and insights into a single, balanced point of view.

The degree offers excellent preparation for graduate school in political science or a related discipline, as well as advanced degrees in law, business, journalism, or education. Graduates may go directly into the work force in education, or any type of career that involves writing or research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International students should apply no later than 90 days prior to the Fall and Spring semesters.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political Science
  • American National Government
  • Comparative Government
  • International Politics
  • Contemporary Political Ideologies
  • Global Societies

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.

  • 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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 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

  • A certificate or diploma from an accredited four-year school or senior high school.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), which is required if English is not your native language.
  • Submit the three-section test. DSU requires test scores of 800 on the SAT (math and critical reading combined), test scores of 880 or above on the 2016 redesigned SAT, or a 17 or better composite score on the ACT.
  • Have transcripts evaluated by the World Education Service (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) and then forwarded by the evaluating organization to the Office of Admissions.
  • Submit an I-20 Application, a F-1 Student Seeking Financial Statement and an Affidavit of Support for Free Room & Board.
  • The University will also consider international applicants who have taken the General Education Development (GED) test.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8480 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8480 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7038 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3519 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dover

  • 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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