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Government, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, DC,
In the Government program at the Gallaudet University, students will be introduced to the questions that traditionally concern political theorists. In light of these questions, students will examine democratic theories of classical liberalism, conservatism, socialism, and contemporary liberalism; fascism; Marxism; communism; and nationalism.

About

The Government program at the Gallaudet University will explore the diverse political systems of the non-western world. Study will include established democracies such as India and Japan, political systems in transition to democracy such as Brazil, Mexico, and South Africa, and more authoritarian systems such as China. 

Students will be introduced to both theory and practice in these areas.

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 State and Local Politics
  • Political Parties
  • Interest Group Politics
  • American Constitutional Law: Powers and Checks
  • Civil Liberties
  • Civil Rights and Civil Rights Movement
  • Mock Trial Experience
  • Legislative Process
  • Human Rights
  • American Foreign Policy
  • The Presidency
  • International Concentration
  • Comparative European Governments
  • Comparative Governments of Asia, Africa & Latin America
  • Intro to the European Union
  • Nationalism and Developing Nations
  • International Relations

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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

  • Submit your online application, along with the $50 application fee. 
  • Submit one written essay and one video essay in American Sign Language.
  • Send one letter of recommendation. It must be from an academic teacher.
  • Request that your high school transcript be sent to Gallaudet University. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16512 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16512 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16512 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16512 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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