What will I learn?

TROY’s political science program is split into two concentrations - American politics and public administration and international politics that will provide you with critical thinking skills necessary to thrive in the political, commercial, educational and government worlds. This expertise has given graduates opportunities to move into government work in Washington, D.C., go into state or local government and work for political campaigns. This program also provides a great foundation for those planning to pursue law school or another doctoral program, while others focus on developing their writing and research skills to work as journalists or in other enterprises.

Students graduating with a political science degree are qualified to work in the following areas:

  • Foreign service
  • Government work
  • International security
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Nonprofits
  • Private-enterprise businesses

Students who go through TROY’s political science program develop their competency and expertise to contribute to the world and thrive in the global economy. This is done through exposure to interdisciplinary learning, writing and research skills and knowledge of the political world. These essential skills will help students understand the contemporary commercial, governmental and cultural environment. As part of this program, students will choose a concentration in American politics or international relations. TROY also provides an Ambassador-in-Residence program that allows you to spend a week with a retired American diplomat.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,624.00 per year
USD $776/credit hour

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

Application deadline

1 June 2022

Start date

17 August 2022

Venue

Troy University

TROY,

Alabama,

36082, United States

Online/Distance (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$11,640.00 per year
USD $388/credit hour. Out-of-State Residents attending Alabama Campuses (Troy, Dothan, Montgomery, and Phenix City) who also enroll in online courses will pay two times.

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

Application deadline

1 June 2022

Start date

4 March 2022, 23 May 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have official copy of transcripts or results for education years 10-12 and diploma.

For international students

Applicants must have official copy of transcripts or results for education years 10-12 and diploma.

English proficiency minimums: IELTS Academic: 5.5 overall bands; TOEFL Internet based: 61 total; TOEFL Computer based: 173 total; TOEFL Paper based: 500 total; Pearson Test of English: 46; Cambridge English Language Assessment: 162; Duolingo: 85.

Fall Deadline - June 1; Spring deadline: November 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Troy University

A global community with highly qualified and experienced teaching staff across several degree programs.

  • Over 1,000 students representing more than 70 countries
  • An ESL accredited summer school
  • Scholarships available for international students
  • Vibrant campus life with numerous events and activities

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