The systematic study of politics is one of the oldest scholarly disciplines, with an intellectual lineage that
includes Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Locke, and Tocqueville. Political scientists approach the study of
politics from a variety of theoretical, normative, and methodological perspectives, all oriented toward
understanding and explaining political life.
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The graduate curriculum in political science incorporates five fields:
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
You need the following GPA score:
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
Minimum qualifications for admission include GRE scores at or above the fiftieth percentile on all three portions of the exam and an undergraduate grade average of B or higher.
This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.
The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Admissions decisions are based upon careful review of all components of the application: previous academic record, letters of recommendation, GRE scores, relevant personal experience, a writing sample, and the personal statement.
There are no specific foreign language requirements for the PhD. However, students whose doctoral research requires knowledge of a foreign language may be required by the dissertation committee to acquire and demonstrate the necessary proficiency.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Graduate students benefit from generous financial assistance from the department and the university. Every student admitted into the doctoral program receives five years of financial support, including a full tuition grant, a stipend for living expenses, and partial coverage of health insurance. Most students are able to receive support beyond their fifth year, as well as during summers. We also offer substantial funding for students to present papers at conferences, take summer courses in foreign languages and research methodology, and pursue their own research projects on campus, across the country, and around the world.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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