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Political Science

Saint Mary's College of Maryland

48 months
28192 USD/year
28192 USD/year
12116 USD/year
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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

Upon completion of the program, you will have gained the ability to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the political world
  • Apply the appropriate  methodologies for investigating any given topic of political concern
  • Engage in thoughtful and respectful analysis of the existing opinions on a given topic of political concern
  • Support judgment and conclusions in a manner consistent with political methodologies
  • Communicate effectively in both the written and oral forms

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Politics 
  • Scope and Methods of Political Science 
  • American Politics 
  • Comparative Politics 
  • Introduction to Democratic Political Thought 
  • International Politics 

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

  • The Application
  • Includes the essay (and our supplement) submitted by the applicable deadline
  • Official Secondary School Transcript(s)Must be submitted directly from your school
  • Official transcripts for any college/university work must also be submitted
  • Secondary School Report and teacher recommendations
  • Must be submitted directly from your school
  • Standardized test scores

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.


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