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Political Science, B.A. / B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cape Girardeau, MO, United States
The Political Science program of the Southeast Missouri State University is teaching students about the study of governments and governing processes. It focuses on the institutions of government and international relations, as well as such factors as interest groups, political parties, public opinion, political economy, voting behavior, and political philosophy.
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Areas of concentration include American government, comparative government and politics, international relations, public administration and political theory. Southeast's Political Science majors regularly intern with local, state and federal elected officials.

Graduates of the Political Science program of the Southeast Missouri State University are employed in government and nonprofit administration, law, international affairs, political campaigns, lobbying and interest groups, journalism and media, academic research and teaching and are accepted to leading graduate schools.

Exceptionally well qualified faculty members work closely with students in small class settings, challenging students to think systematically about national and international politics.

Political Science graduates work in political, financial, sales, marketing, and communication fields. Examples of job titles include public policy analyst, public administrator, lawyer, lobbyist, campaign manager, human resource specialist, politician, immigration officer, researcher and legislative assistant.

What You'll Do

  • Be challenged by exceptionally well qualified faculty members to think systematically about national and international politics.
  • Be exposed to diverse viewpoints on major issues of national and international significance.
  • Be exceptionally well prepared for advanced study.
  • Have the opportunity to participate in Model United Nations activities.
  • Have the opportunity to participate in local, state, and national government internship programs.
  • Have access to specialized student organizations (e.g., the Political Science Club and the Political Theory Club) and student honorary societies.

Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Office of the Governor
  • Missouri State Senate
  • Missouri House of Representatives
  • Southeast Missouri Food Bank
  • Safe House for Women

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:

  • Political Science
  • U.S. Political Systems
  • Politics of the Developed World
  • Comparative Political Systems
  • Seminar in Political Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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

  • Submit your Online application
  • Pay the $40 application fee
  • Passport
  • Academic transcripts
  • Affidavit of Financial Support and Proof of finances
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.) for scholarship consideration (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 225 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cape Girardeau

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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