Political Science

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The Department of Political Science offers graduate study leading to the degrees of the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts. The Doctor of Philosophy degree is appropriate for those who wish to pursue careers as research scholars in institutions of higher education. The Master of Arts curriculum is appropriate as preparation for more advanced work in political science.

With a carefully controlled admissions policy and a faculty body of nearly 40, the Department affords the opportunity for close student-teacher interaction. Seminars are limited to 15 students and most have enrollments in the 5-10 student range. Students may also take Directed Readings courses that permit students to investigate specialized research topics on a one-to-one basis.

Courses:

  • Components of Political Inquiry
  • Quantitative Political Analysis
  • Quantitative Political Analysis II
  • Conceptualization and Theory in Political Analysis
  • Advanced Research Methods for Political Scientists
  • Advanced Research Methods for Political Scientists II
  • Comparative Political Systems
  • Theory and Method in Comparative Politics
  • Seminar in Cross-National Topics
  • Seminar in Regional Studies
  • Seminar in Comparative Race and Ethnic Politics
  • International Politics
  • Conflict Studies
A complete application consists of the following:a completed Texas A&M graduate application form;a completed Political Science Department application form;official transcripts of previous academic work (must be submitted to the Admissions office);official results of the GRE examinations (and TOEFL, where applicable);three letters of recommendation that address academic potential;statement of academic purpose and interest;sample of written academic work (no more than 50 pages). English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80

Students at Texas A&M University received approximately $533 million in financial assistance through scholarships, grants, loans, waivers, work-study, and on-campus student employment. Approximately 71% of students received some form of financial assistance. All forms of assistance continue to grow as well as the number of students receiving aid.

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