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Political Science, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

Political Science involves the study of people and institutions in regards to how decisions are made regarding the exercise of power and how social order is achieved through it. It has many sub-disciplines which focus on individual and group decision-making, institutions and their functions, international politics, comparisons of states and institutions, and normative questions involving legal systems and human beings rights and responsibilities in the social order.

Career options:

Louisiana State University in Shreveport graduates of this degree often enter government service or in the service of international organizations, work for political institutions or policy-makers, go on to legal careers, or provide expertise to business enterprises in both domestic and international affairs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

For more information please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • 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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

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

  • Option 1 - Meet the in-state student requirements listed above for appropriate entry term.
  • Option 2 - Have at least 17 of the 19 units of the Louisiana Board of Regents High School Core Curriculum, have a minimum cumulative and core GPA of 2.0 (on 4.0 scale), have an ACT composite score of at least 20 (SAT Combined Score of 1030-1050), and have at least an 18 English ACT sub-score (SAT 500) and a 19 Math ACT sub-score (SAT 510).
  • Option 3 - Have at least a 23 Composite on the ACT (SAT Combined Score of 1130-1150) and have at least an 18 English ACT sub-score (SAT 500) and a 19 Math ACT sub-score (SAT 510).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    224 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 224 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    224 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 224 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Shreveport

  • 959 - 1490 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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