Master’s in Political Science – Marshall University

The Master’s in Political Science degree program provides students with skills in critical thinking, problem solving, research, language/communication, and development of students’ intellectual capabilities.

Admission requirements:

  • International students must submit their TOEFL Scores

  • An application for admission (and pay the appropriate application fee)

  • Official bachelor’s degree transcript; applicants must have completed 12 hours of undergraduate social science

    coursework and have an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test or GRE Revised General Test, no older than five years at time

    of application (requirement may be waived if applicant has an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.3

    or higher on a 4.0 scale, and/or holds an advanced post-graduate degree from a regionally accredited college/


  • A personal statement (1-2 page essay discussing the applicant’s interest in political science and how the M.A. degree

    will benefit him or her)

  • Two letters of recommendation that discuss the applicant’s abilities (college instructors strongly preferred).


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