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American Political Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


This program provides an integration of disciplines and areas of interest in political science and international affairs. The Master of Arts in Political Science aims to give students a well- rounded education and understanding of the dynamic changes currently taking place in the international community. 

The degree requires the successful completion of 33 credits. Twelve credits compose the required courses that every student must take. The remaining 21 credits are elective depending on the student’s area of interest and concentration.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice 
  • Models of Political Systems
  • Politics of Public Policy
  • Masters Research or Comprehensive Examination
  • Selected Studies in Political Science

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        Academic Requirements

        General Requirements

        • An Application for Undergraduate Admission
        • A $40 non-refundable fee
        • Two letters of recommendation
        • Official SAT or ACT standardized test scores
        • Official transcripts from all high schools attended
        • Personal Essay on a topic of your choice optional
        • Personal Interview optional

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          45528 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 45528 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
        • National

          39686 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 39686 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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        Living costs for Madison

        • 1793 - 4420 USD/month
          Living Costs

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