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Political Science

Wartburg College

48 months
45200 USD/year
45200 USD/year
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The Political Science program of Wartburg College offers preparation for a career or further education in public policy-making, law, urban planning, international commerce, diplomatic service, and political campaigns.


The Political Science program of Wartburg College is available through the Social Sciences Department. Social science courses offer experience in project-based course work and opportunities for original scholarly research, incorporating field trips and off-campus study throughout the United States and abroad. In recent years, psychology faculty members and students researched topics such as parenting and personality, memory processes, and stress and adjustment. In addition, students assisted faculty in researching human rights, democratization studies, civil discourse, and service learning.

Program Goals

The political science program, part of the Social Sciences Department, believes that knowledge of political science is a requisite for responsible citizenship and a necessity for anyone expecting to enter a career in law, public administration, law enforcement, civil service, or teaching. Unique features of the program include American Legislature and Judiciary, a May Term course that offers study of national government for several days on location in Washington, D.C. An international political intern program with the German parliament, Deutsche Bundestag, is supervised by an arrangement with the University of Bonn in Germany.

  • To instill a basic understanding of what constitutes "political questions," whether of a normative or empirical character.
  • To develop a foundation of substantive knowledge with respect to basic concepts, institutions, and processes within American, comparative, and international relations.
  • To foster the ability to think and act critically about substantive public policy issues.
  • To develop, through application, the ability to formulate and undertake research on problems of political significance.
  • To promote an awareness of political science as an academic discipline defined by diverse (competing) paradigms, strategies, and techniques of analysis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • American Politics
  • International Relations
  • Policy Formulation, Administration, and Analysis
  • Perspectives in Political Science
  • Contemporary Political Ideologies
  • Comparative Political Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Fill out our online application or the Common Application.
  • Transcripts from your secondary school.  Please include national exam scores (if applicable).
  • ONE test score. This can be TOEFL, IELTS, EIKEN, PTE Academic, ACT, SAT, or Duolingo.
  • Financial Documents: International Student Financial Aid Application or CSS Profile. 
  • Please send a bank statement or official bank letter outlining the amount of money your sponsor or family has available to help fund your education.

Tuition Fee

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    45200 USD/year
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  • National

    45200 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 45200 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Waverly

1000 - 1500 USD /month
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