Political Science, B.Sc. | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) | Cambridge, United States
48 months
57590 USD/year
57590 USD/year
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The Political Science program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) provides a highly personal, hands-on learning experience. Small classes and seminars ensure extensive faculty contact, and the department's emphasis on fieldwork provides many opportunities for students to serve not just as assistants, but also as true collaborators on groundbreaking research.


About the Program

The curriculum of the Political Science program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) emphasizes foundational theories and current methods of political science, while cultivating critical thinking and writing skills through class assignments, research opportunities, and an optional senior thesis. Introductory and advanced classes provide majors with solid competency in the discipline as a whole and its subfields – Political Theory, American Politics, Public Policy, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Methodology.

Political science graduates have many avenues for employment and/or advanced study. Majors typically go on to successful employment in government, private industry, and non-governmental organizations in the U.S. and abroad directly after graduation. Other graduates are admitted to top-rated law and business schools, or graduate programs in political science or other disciplines.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political Science Scope and Methods
  • Political Science Laboratory
  • Feminist Thought
  • American Political Process
  • Making Public Policy
  • International Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 SCH

180 MIT units


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Secondary School Report (SSR), including high school transcript
  • For non-native English speakers, we strongly recommend providing the results of an English proficiency exam if you have been using English for fewer than 5 years or do not speak English at home or in school, so that we may consider that information alongside the rest of your application
  • We do not have cut off or recommended scores for the ACT or SAT as scores are evaluated within an applicant’s context

Tuition Fee

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    57590 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 57590 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 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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