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Master of Science in Political Science University of North Texas




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The Master's degree in Political Science is intended to prepare students for academic careers in research and teaching, and professional careers in public service or the private sector. It may thus serve the needs of both students and practitioners of government, politics, and business.

The program is designed to introduce the student to both substantive and methodological aspects of the study of politics. The faculty of the Department of Political Science has adopted the following procedures for the Master of Arts and Master of Science programs.

General Degree Requirements

1. The total Master's program must cover at least thirty hours. However, the degree is not automatically granted upon the completion of specified course work. Rather, its successful completion depends upon the student's ability to demonstrate a capacity to understand and use the necessary subject matter and tools of his/her chosen areas of study through 1) satisfactory completion and oral defense of a Master's thesis; or 2) completion of a written Field Exam in their major field.

2. Every student must take two methods courses. PSCI 5340 (Seminar in Political Science Scope and Methods) and PSCI 5320 (Quantitative Political Research Methods) are to be taken in the first semester during which they are available. Both courses must be passed with a grade of "B" or better.

3. A student must elect two areas of study from political science or from two areas of political science and an outside minor for the Master's degree. The two required courses (PSCI 5340 and PSCI 5320) will not count toward the fulfillment of these fields. The areas available for selection in Political Science are: (a) American government and public law, (b) comparative government and politics, (c) international relations, (d) political theory, (e) methodology. Any area chosen as an outside minor must be approved by the student's Advisory Committee as relevant to the proposed course of study. The outside minor area may be drawn from a single discipline, or it may be made up of courses drawn from several disciplines if the committee believes such a composite minor to be suitable to the student's program of study. The minor should include a minimum of six hours of course work.

4. All work toward the Master's degree must be completed within six years of the time Master's credit is first given (this includes any credits on the degree plan transferred from other institutions).

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Science in Political Science.

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$15,988.00 (11,71,513) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

General Academic Building 210,



76203, United States

Entry requirement for international students

To be admitted to the Master program, a student must have:

  • a bachelor’s degree awarded by an accredited college or university;
  • a minimum of 24 hours of undergraduate or graduate work in political science;
  • an acceptable grade point average on the last 60 hours and acceptable GRE scores; for standardized admission test requirements.

English Language Proficiency: Minimum TOEFL score requirement is 79; Minimum IELTS score is 6.0; Minimum PTE score is 53.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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