48 months
43410 USD/year
43410 USD/year
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If you believe that making the world a better place isn’t just a dream, but an achievable goal through strategic actions, the Political Science program from Marist College is for you. 

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Through a unique curriculum, world-class faculty, undergraduate research, focused internships, and complementary coursework, you’ll develop the critical skills and practical experience to make your mark on the future.

Our Political Science faculty are experts in their field with active research agendas. Many have also been practitioners, working in the worlds of state and local government, non-profits, and political consulting. They bring this unique perspective to their role as teachers and mentors, and they actively collaborate with undergraduates on important research to be presented at the national and international levels. Small class sizes mean our faculty get to know you as an individual, providing close advising in your coursework, internships, and future career. 

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students of the Political Science program from Marist College will gain a basic understanding of international U.S. national politics, political theory, and civic engagement.
  • Students will develop their ability to write clearly, accurately, and persuasively about political issues and ideas.
  • Students will analyze political events and processes using a wide variety of information resources, including quantitative data.
  • Students will develop their critical thinking skills by conceptualizing problems precisely, synthesizing complex information, and constructively engaging with ideas different from their own. 
  • Students will develop a broad understanding of engaged citizenship and of various cultural and ideological perspectives. 

Programme Structure

Marist’s Political Science degree combines broad exposure to the discipline with the ability to specialize in your areas of interest, which can drive your career path.
  • Have an interest in American Politics? Take courses such “History of the American Presidency” and “Citizens and Political Organizations.”
  • Passionate about international affairs? Take courses like “Democracy and Dictatorship” and “U.S. Foreign Policy.”
  • Want to think deeply about political philosophy? You can take courses in “Contemporary Political Thought” and “Race & Political Thought.”
  • Looking for an applied perspective? Consider courses such as “Global Health” and “Environmental Politics and Policy.”

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Early Decision: November 15th
    • Early Action: November 15th
    • Early Decision 2: February 1st


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application: You can choose between the Marist Application (online or print) or Common Application 
  • Secondary school transcript(s)
  • SAT/ACT scores:  Marist is a test-optional school, but you can still submit your scores for consideration
  • One Letter of Recommendation: Counselor letter of recommendation is required. 
  • Personal essay
  • Any supplemental materials: Check if your desired program requires application supplements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43410 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    43410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43410 USD per year during 48 months.

Health Insurance: $3,275

Living costs for Poughkeepsie

1138 - 2480 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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