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The Political Science program at Simpson University prepares students through rigorous educational experiences to master the knowledge, values and skills of the discipline of political science, to apply these skills successfully in a variety of professional or graduate level settings and to engage faithfully and effectively as a Christian in the contemporary political world.

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Courses include foundational studies in political thought, American government, comparative politics, law and policy, international relations, social and criminal justice and more. The standard track prepares students in American Government, Law and Policy, ideal for the Pre-Law candidate. Students have the additional option of pursuing emphasis in criminal justice, international studies or social justice.

Political Science program at Simpson University Goals:

  • GOAL 1 - Substantive knowledge of concepts, theories and political systems: political science students will graduate with substantive knowledge of basic political concepts, theories and systems, understand the institutions, processes and values that shape politics within and among states and be able to apply that knowledge to the world.
  • GOAL 2 – Critical thinking, research, writing and communication skills: students will graduate with the ability to think critically about political concepts and systems by using the major analytic and theoretical frameworks in several subfields of political science. Students will formulate questions, evaluate arguments and communicate credibly in a variety of settings.
  • GOAL 3 – Engagement in politics: It is our goal that students are prepared for active citizenship and develop an ongoing interest in local, national and global politics in a manner which allows for effective and intentional integration of personal faith with the political world.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Administration of Justice
  • American Government
  • Selected Topics in Political Science
  • Political Thought
  • Public Policy
  • Senior Seminar

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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).

  • 3.0 minimum unweighted High School GPA
  • 910 SAT score (Math and Critical Reading combined) OR 17 ACT composite score
  • Must have graduated from high school or earned an equivalent (GED)
International Students
  • Submit your online application ($35 non-refundable application fee)
  • Submit a spiritual reference (online or by paper)
  • Submit official secondary or high school transcripts
  • Submit official ACT, SAT, or TOEFL score
  • SAT: Minimum of 401 on critical reading section
  • ACT: Minimum of 16 on English section
  • TOEFL: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based
  • Submit official college transcripts (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29750 USD/year
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  • National

    29750 USD/year
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Living costs for Redding

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
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Funding

Simpson University institutional aid is given as scholarships to undergraduate students based on academic merit, talent, personal or family involvement in Christian ministry, and high levels of need as determined by the FAFSA. Institutional aid requirements must be met in order for a student to receive any of the institutional scholarships listed below.

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