• Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
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Overview

Concurrent Degree

The political science department from Kansas State University offers a concurrent degree in Political Science and Security Studies that allows students to earn a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree and a Master of Public Administration degree in ten semesters (with careful academic planning).  

Students are encouraged to apply after completing 75 credits of their undergraduate degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are still accepted after the priority date, but scholarship/award offers are then only made pending the availability of unawarded funds.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    141 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Political Science Colloquium
  •  Political Science
  • Political Science, Honors
  • U.S. Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Thought
  • Kansas Politics and Government
  • United States Politics, Honors
  • World Politics
  • Current Political Issues

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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).

General Requirements

  • The student must be seeking a B.A. or B.S. degree in political science.
  • The student must have a GPA of 3.0 or above in all courses completed at Kansas State University and an overall GPA of 3.0 or above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    842 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 842 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    842 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 842 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    313 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 313 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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