36 months
1997 USD/credit 29955 USD/year
1997 USD/credit 29955 USD/year
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The Political Science program of the Case Western Reserve University is primarily concerned with political power, governance, and the state, broadly understood. Our department offers courses that explore political behavior, institutions of government, international relations and international finance, policy-making, and protest and revolution.


About the Program

The faculty of the Political Science program of the Case Western Reserve University employ a range of research methods and approaches, including game theory, elite interviewing, survey research, field and archival research, and comparative case study analysis.

Faculty specialties in the Department of Political Science include US political institutions; elections and political parties both in the United States and abroad; legislative politics and public policy; international relations with an emphasis on international political economy; the development and decline of nation-states; the politics of gender; constitutional law; public policy and public organizations; research methods; and comparative politics with regional concentrations including China, Central Asia and the Middle East, and Europe.

The study of political science can build a foundation for many types of future employment. Many political science majors go on to graduate study or law school. Others pursue careers in journalism, nonprofit groups, public policy, government, or business.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 12 hours in a primary subfield (American, comparative, or international relations)
  • 9 hours in secondary subfield (one of the remaining two fields)
  • 6 hours in the remaining subfield
  • 6 hours in Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The department strongly prefers that applicants without an MA in political science have a minimum GPA of 3.2 overall and a minimum GPA of 3.4 in undergraduate political science courses, and that applicants with an MA degree in political science have a minimum GPA of 3.4 overall in their MA work
  • Statement of Objectives
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified translations in English
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee: A non refundable application fee of $50 is required for each application submitted
  • Test Scores
  • Applicants must have a good academic record

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29955 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1997 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    29955 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1997 USD per credit during 36 months.


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