B.A. Blended

Political Science

University of Minnesota

48 months
19580 USD/year
18776 USD/year
13576 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Interested in Politics? Interested in Government? Interested in International Relations? Then study in the Political Science program of the University of Minnesota. We get into all the big arguments. We get into the arguments behind the arguments. Most important of all though we get into the facts and evidence without which Politics is just so much hot air.


Majoring or minoring in the Political Science program of the University of Minnesota lets you work with professors who are national and international experts in their fields.

Our professors author books and publish articles on subjects as diverse as political psychology, violence and women, nuclear weapons, and secret diplomacy, but we share a passion for teaching.

Study Political Science at UMD and you will be part of a flexible program which lets you concentrate on the issues and questions which matter to you.

Acquired Skills

Study Political Science at UMD and your will acquire the skills of reading, writing, thinking, and speaking clearly, analytically, and critically about Politics, Government and International Relations. You'll learn how to win political arguments at family dinners. More importantly, you learn why trying to win is not always the most important thing in Politics.

Career Possibilities

Political Science graduates can look for careers in the areas of:

  • Local, State, and Federal Government
  • Law
  • Politics
  • International Affairs
  • Business
  • Non-Profit
  • Media
  • Education

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Government and Politics
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Theory
  • Mock Trial
  • Methodology and Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit your one-time $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Original or certified copies of ALL secondary (high school) records must be issued by the school in a sealed envelope and mailed to the university.
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
  • Photocopy of Passport: only required if a student is in need of an I-20 form for F-1 student visa.
  • International students who will be studying at UMD on an F-1 visa are required to submit a completed Financial Certification Statement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19580 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    18776 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18776 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13576 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13576 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Duluth

965 - 1380 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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