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In addition to acquiring general knowledge about government and political behavior, during the Political Science programme offered by University of Texas Arlington students also learn the analytical skills relevant to particular political systems (their own and others'), and to problems of most immediate consequence and concern to them.

The four major objectives of the department's curriculum are to:

  • Identify and describe political structures, rules, behaviors and environments which shape political action.
  • Explain and employ statistical and methodological techniques to analyze information.
  • Identify, comprehend, and apply comparative, theoretical, or conceptual approaches to actors and their policies.
  • Develop the ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate political phenomena.

The major courses are designed to present a coherent portrait of the discipline. Students begin with a general introduction to national, state, and local politics followed by required courses in political methodology and political theory. Finally, students are exposed to at least four major areas of the discipline. The department also offers options for students who desire a concentration in pre-law, public policy/administration, or international studies. 

Students may choose any 18 hours (6 advanced) for a minor. Those who want a specialization may concentrate courses in areas of public law; policy and administration; comparative and international politics; American national government; political parties, group politics, and elections; or political theory.

The political science student is exposed to a multifaceted and highly regarded faculty, many of whom have received regional and national honors for teaching, service, and research. Upon graduation, UT Arlington political science majors are prepared to compete for a wide variety of jobs in both the private and public sectors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Government of the United States
  • State and Local Government
  • Research Methods and Political Analysis
  • Modern Critics of Society and Politics
  • Issues in Political Theory
  • Feminist Political Thought
  • Political Ideas of the Ancient World
  • Modern Political Ideas
  • Contemporary Controversies in Political Theory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Submit your completed official secondary school (high school) transcripts, diplomas, certificates, and/or national test examination scores as appropriate for the educational system in your country by mail in a sealed envelope. You must possess the equivalent of a U.S. high school graduation. Transcripts older than 6 months will not be accepted.
  • Submit your official SAT scores directly from the testing agency. These scores must be received before an admission decision can be made.
  • Submit official college transcript/marksheets for all university coursework you may have taken in a sealed envelope. Transcripts/marksheets older than six months will not be accepted.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25134 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10250 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Texas City

  • 882 - 1640 USD/month
    Living Costs

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There are several different types of scholarships available to you at UTA. Our general academic scholarships are based on academic performance and available to new students pursing their first baccalaureate degree. You can find additional scholarships such as designated, departmental, private, and need-based scholarships through our scholarship system, MavScholarshop.

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