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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Atlanta, GA, United States
The Political Science program at Clark Atlanta University is committed to the provision of high quality, innovative education in political science at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 
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Overview

The Political Science program at Clark Atlanta University intertwines rigorous academic study, community involvement, and a progressive global vision. We cater to a student body that is largely African American, but also includes a diverse cadre of international student form Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. The department has gained national and international acclaim for the substance of its program and the quality of its graduates.

Outcomes

The political science curriculum places directed emphasis on the political experience of African Americans in the United States, as well as black communities around the world. While simultaneously seeking to develop a universal understanding of political behavior. The contradictions of the U.S. political and economic systems are critically analyzed, and careful attention is paid to alternative arrangements that portend to produce desirable societal change for members of social systems that have been historic victims of oppression.

The Department of Political Science has a solid record of teaching, research, and community involvement that has garnered an international reputation and critical acclaim for our faculty and students for programs of study offered leaingd to the Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy. If you are planning to visit the Atlanta area in the near future, please be sure to stop by and pay us a visit.

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 include:

  • American Government and Politics
  • State and Local Government
  • Urban Politics and Policy
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Science and Public Policy
  • Principles of Constitutional Law
  • Political and Civil Rights

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    32

    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:

    4.5

    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.

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission: either The Common Application, Clark Atlanta Application, OR the Common Black College Application
  • Non-refundable $35 application fee 
  • Official high school transcript(s) or GED certificate
  • Test score results from the SAT or ACT. International students from non-English speaking secondary schools may submit the TOEFL or IELTS instead of the ACT or SAT.
  • One letter of recommendation from a high school counselor
  • Guidance Counselor Recommendation Form
  • One letter of recommendation from a high school teacher
  • Teacher Recommendation Form
  • Resume (optional)
  • Essay Topics: Students using the Common App may use any of the essay prompts provided. Students submitting an essay separately from their application should write 500 words or less on ONE of the following topics: 
  • How do you feel Clark Atlanta University would prepare you for future leadership?
  • Who has had the greatest influence in your life thus far, and why?

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18990 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18990 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    18990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18990 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Atlanta

  • 1213 - 2210 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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