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Government, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, MA,
You will start your first year with an introductory sequence including Introduction to American Politics, Evolution of the Global System, and Research Methods. These courses form a solid foundation in your understanding of domestic politics and international politics, and provide you with essential analytical skills.


Then, depending on your interests, you can select among four areas of concentration:

  • American Politics

    This concentration provides a broad overview of the American political process. 

  • Law and Public Policy

    The Law and Public Policy concentration offers students a framework for understanding the legal underpinnings of public policy and the opportunity to study and critically analyze state, federal, and international legal issues and the institutions in which legal decisions are made. 

  • International Relations

    The purpose of this concentration is to give students the preparation and tools necessary to pursue careers in international affairs, including the public sector, private companies, and independent sector organizations that operate in the international environment. 

  • Political Theory

    The Political Theory concentration offers students an understanding of the principles, concepts, norms, and assumptions that inform public policy. 

  • Combined Concentration

    Students may combine concentrations within the government major. This allows for a broader overview of topics studied. Please choose two of the concentrations listed.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to American Democracy
  • Research Methods
  • Data Analysis and Politics
  • Senior Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Common Application or Suffolk Application and application fee
  • Essay/personal statement
  • Official high school transcript or GED/HiSET results
  • SAT or ACT scores (non-native English speakers may submit a TOEFL/IELTS in lieu of SAT/ACT)
  • Letter of recommendation

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    48090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48090 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48090 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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