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Political Science, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

Studying political science will give you a deeper understanding of how government operates, and the skills to influence it for the better. From public policy to justice, local issues to international relations, political science is the key to understanding what Aristotle called the affairs of the people.

The Political Science degree is offered through the Center for International Studies, the longest-running center of its kind in Houston. The Center empowers you with knowledge and prepares you for a dynamic spectrum of global careers, from advocacy to commerce, diplomacy and public service.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American & Texas Government
  • Methods in Social Research 
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences Political Theory 
  • Political Theory : Hobbes to Present 
  • American Political Theory 
  • Catholic Political and Social Thought Judicial
  • Texas Politics 
  • Urban Government and Politics
  • Campaigns and Elections

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 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

General Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited high school.
  • Cumulative high school grade point average of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • SAT: Math and Critical Reading scores (UST’s school code is 6880).
  • ACT: Composite scores (UST’s school code is 4238)
  • SAT or ACT writing portion may be requested.
  • Personal Statement describing your college goals and your interest in the University of St. Thomas.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32660 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32660 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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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