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International Politics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #75 (BCR) Online
 The International Politics program from Penn State World Campus is suited for students interested in foreign affairs and homeland security; those pursuing careers in international business; and individuals interested in graduate study or education in domestic or international law.
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Overview

The BA in International Politics from Penn State World Campus offers three areas of study for you to choose from:

  • International Relations - Offers a multidisciplinary foundation in the study of foreign affairs and foreign policy
  • International Political Economy - Provides for focused study at the intersection of politics and economics, with courses that allow students to engage with topics such as the global economy, foreign investment, and international political economy
  • National Security Studies - Focuses on a study of global security and international threats and risks, with attention paid to addressing threats from state and non-state actors in the international system

In this program, you will have the opportunity to study with highly regarded faculty from Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts, one of the premier institutions in the world to study and work in the liberal arts disciplines.

Graduates with International Politics from Penn State World Campus will gain knowledge in:

  • ethnic conflict
  • terrorism
  • global violence,
  • economic and political globalization.
  • comparative politics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    123 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Politics—Western Europe
  • International Political Economy 
  • Contemporary Political Ideologies
  • International Political Economy Strategy and Politics
  • The Politics of Terrorism
  • International Relations
  • American Foreign Policy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • To apply for this program, you must be a high school graduate, or have completed your GED. 
  • High school transcripts or GED transcript
  • Official college or university transcripts, if you attended another institution, and/or official military transcripts (if applicable).
  • Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • Submit official documents by mail

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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