36 months
29456 USD/year
29456 USD/year
12541 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Political Science from Louisiana State University is small, but this permits close interaction between students and faculty. 


Political Science from Louisiana State University faculty is active professionally, and includes former editors of the Journal of Politics and American Politics Quarterly, the former President of the Southern Political Science Association, current and former presidential appointees to the National Council on the Humanities, and a member of the review board for the Law and Courts Program of the National Science Foundation. 

Students have also been successful on the academic market, earning tenure track positions or post-doctoral appointments in recent years at a variety of academic institutions, including the University of Maryland, Wake Forest University, University of Houston, University of Rhode Island, West Virginia University, Appalachian State University, Baylor University, Elon University, The Citadel, Western Carolina University, University of Texas at Tyler, Southeastern Louisiana University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Southern Illinois University, University of Virginia, and Southern University, among others.

Students at Political Science from Louisiana State University will:

  • American politics, 
  • Comparative politics, 
  • International relations, 
  • Political theory
  • Political methodology. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American politics
  • Comparative politics 
  • International relations
  • Political theory
  • Political methodology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Late applications will be considered, though we cannot guarantee that late applicants will receive full consideration.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed the B.A. or M.A. in political science with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate or graduate course work, 
  • A score on the verbal section of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) in the 55th percentile or above, 
  • A score on the quantitative section of the GRE in the 45th percentile or above,
  • Strong letters of recommendation from professors familiar with their work. 
  • A personal statement is also required.

Tuition Fee

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    29456 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29456 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29456 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    12541 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12541 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Baton Rouge

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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