48 months
28192 USD/year
28192 USD/year
12116 USD/year
Tuition fee
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For those interested in government, leadership, and politics, Saint Mary's College of Maryland offers a rigorous Political Science program. They offer courses in American, comparative, and international politics as well as in political theory. 


Majors of the Political Science program from Saint Mary's College of Maryland will complete individualized research under the close direction of supportive faculty. You can even earn your degree while studying abroad!

You will learn the skills necessary to understand and analyze contemporary politics and public policy. The Political Science Department will also seek to develop in its students a comprehensive knowledge of the political world, its systems, institutions, and behaviors, and an understanding of the relevance of various political aspects, both theoretical and practical. 

Students will gain the ability to comment thoughtfully on issues of current political concern, and will be prepared for careers in government, law, lobbying, journalism, or public policy, and/or for continued study at the graduate level.

The curriculum provides you with:

  • Knowledge of political systems
  • Analytical skills essential for the evaluation of competing political claims
  • The capacity to research topics in politics or public policy

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scope and Methods of Political Science 
  • American Politics 
  • Comparative Politics 
  • International Politics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Application
  • Official transcript of high school
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized test scores (NOT required)
  • $50 application fee (Note: Fee waived for all first-generation applicants and for students with a fee waiver)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28192 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28192 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    28192 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28192 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12116 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12116 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Maryland City

1610 - 2727 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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