48 months
38790 USD/year
38790 USD/year
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Unlike many undergraduate programs in Political Science, our faculty’s background and our location near New York City offers our political science majors and minors from Saint Peter's University the chance to interact with every level of politics imaginable.


Students regularly attend public lectures and conferences on global affairs at NYC-based international organizations such as the United Nations. Professors organize special visits and theme-based class trips to the United Nations Development Program, the UN Security Council and UN-linked advocacy groups. An exciting part of the political science curriculum, the Harvard Model U.N. permits students to gain first-hand experience at the processes of conference diplomacy and negotiation that characterize international politics.

And our Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership regularly brings top names from global, federal, state and local politics to campus for lectures and workshops.

From local advocacy to world affairs, at Saint Peter’s you can master the road from political theory to practice.


It is the mission of the Political Science program at Saint Peter's University, broadly stated, to prepare our students to be knowledgeable, politically active, and ethical citizens not only in their local community, but also their country, and as members of an increasingly global society. To prepare our students to attain this goal necessitates the teaching of a science of politics; i.e., a rigorous, questioning, and probing analysis of what Madison (See quote above) right calls “the common affairs of the people”. While the faculty of the department recognizes that the life paths of our students are likely to lead them into professional fields which are not viewed as being closely related to the specific study of politics, we seek to give our students a basic foundation in the four disciplines of the study of politics. – American politics, comparative politics, international politics, and political theory and social justice. It is the shared view of the department’s faculty that through this scientific grounding we can best assure the completion of our mission.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives on Politics
  • Research Methods in Political Science
  • American Government
  • Political Science course with American Politics designation
  • Political Science course with Political Theory designation 
  • Political Science course with Comparative Politics designation 
  • Political Science course with International Relations designation

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

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  • 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

  • Academic transcripts with English Translation from all high schools attended.
    • Proof of English proficiency
    • Short essay or personal statement (included in the application but may be sent separately).
    • One letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, school official, coach, or community service coordinator.
    • Completed application form
    • Official high school transcript, or GED score report; strongly recommend senior grades (check in with your counselor if you are able. We can accept emailed documents to admissions@saintpeters.edu from your school counselors or other school official)
    • Official SAT or ACT scores or test-optional essay

Tuition Fee

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    38790 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 38790 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Jersey City

1300 - 3200 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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