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What types of political science degrees can you study in the USA?

What are the top political science universities in the USA?

Top political science programs in the USA

What are the top political science undergraduate programs in the USA?

  • Black Hills State UniversityPolitical Science - BSc

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Political Science
    Location
    Spearfish, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    11,865USD
  • Central Washington UniversityPolitical Science - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Sep, Jan
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Political Science
    Location
    Ellensburg, USA
    Next start date
    September 2024 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    25,341USD
  • University of DaytonPolitical Science - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, May, Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Political Science
    Location
    Dayton, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    49,140USD
  • University of LouisvillePolitical Science - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Aug, Jan
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Political Science
    Location
    Louisville, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    30,000USD
  • Colorado State UniversityPolitical Science: U.S - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Political Science
    Location
    Fort Collins, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    34,751USD

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What are the top political science postgraduate programs in the USA?

  • Colorado State UniversityPolitical Science : Power Justice and Democracy - MA

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Political Science
    Location
    Fort Collins, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    32,058USD
  • California State University, SacramentoPolitical Science: Political Theory - MA

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Political Philosophy, Political Science
    Location
    Sacramento, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    15,800USD
  • Florida Atlantic UniversityPolitical Science - MA

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, May, Aug
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Political Science
    Location
    Boca Raton, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +3 more
    Annual tuition fee
    19,792USD
  • California State University, Long BeachPolitical Science - MA

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Political Science
    Location
    Long Beach , USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    16,434USD
  • Troy UniversitySocial Science: Political Science - MSc

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Sep
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Social Science, Political Science
    Location
    Troy, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    17,100USD

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Student reviews for political science in the USA

Juan Pablo V
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Studied Political Science at St. Norbert College
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    4
  • University social
    3
  • Accommodation
    4
  • University facilities
    4
Tell us about studying political science in the USA

The best thing about classes here is how close you get to your professors, so take advantage of that. Always speak with your professors if you have any concerns, they will help you out (always, somehow). The faculty really care about you and your education. Do not be so hard on yourself when you just get here - it takes time to get accustomed to 'college life.”. You will eventually feel more comfortable and confident (without even noticing it!)

Myat Thu
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Studied Political Science at Lane Community College
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    5
  • University social
    4
  • Accommodation
    4
  • University facilities
    5
Tell us about studying political science in the USA

The combination between the UO and Lane is great. Lane helps smooth transition to the University. I didnt have any problem at all.

Yunus Timurtas
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Studied Political Science at Central Washington University
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    5
  • University social
    5
  • Accommodation
    5
  • University facilities
    4
Tell us about studying political science in the USA

Political science department is not well organized! There are few professors are good in the department but otherwise not good at all! However resources are enough for my degree and tuition is not higher that many WA universities

Haochen Shi
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Studied Political Science at Southern Utah University
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    4
  • University social
    4
  • Accommodation
    5
  • University facilities
    5
Tell us about studying political science in the USA

My lectures, lecturers, the course structure, the tuition, resources and workload is so GOOD.

Tjondu Uatuapehi
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Studied Political Science at Southern Utah University
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    4
  • University social
    5
  • Accommodation
    5
  • University facilities
    5
Tell us about studying political science in the USA

I am satisfied with all my professor's knowledge and experience, they really teaching well and I like the way Southern Utah University availed resources to its students. tuition fee is way too high for me and I really find it difficult to settle my debt. Many scholarship here are not available to international students.

What the experts say about political science in the USA

  • Profile of Dr Lawrence Markowitz
    Dr Lawrence Markowitz
    Dr Lawrence Markowitz says:

    Political science is the study of politics, power, and government at all levels (local, regional, national and international), dedicated to understanding practices, institutions, and relations that constitute public life.

    It is also essential in developing modes of inquiry that promote citizenship that advances a more inclusive and democratic world. Studying political science in the United States - where much of the field is located - is greatly beneficial for students seeking to learn how to use theory, method, and evidence to study the political world.

    Studying within the US, especially in the Philadelphia area, provides a host of great opportunities to meet Americans as well as visit nearby cities of Washington, DC, and New York City. This is also the most diverse part of the United States, where people from around the world live, study, and work.

    A degree in political science is excellent preparation for any career in business, government, or other sectors that engage in public affairs. From learning about public policy, law, politics, economics, as well as how government influences trade, finance, and industry, this is a degree that will serve students in a variety of professional paths. Most people graduating with a degree in political science are successful in local, state, and national government, in careers as lawyers, as well as professional paths in business and economic fields.
  • Profile of John Garzon
    John Garzon
    John Garzon says:

    There are many programs and schools to study English available in the US, which often are of high quality and prestige. As the world's oldest continuously-operating democracy, the US has a unique political system that is fascinating for international students to study.

    Americans are very familiar with immigrants/international students visiting and so are very friendly and welcoming in general. A degree in English or Political Science/Politics opens many graduate school gateways, such as for law programs or to study to teach.

    Using a degree in English or in Political Science/Politics is a great stepping-stone to graduate school programs, such as law or other such areas in the liberal arts, which can lead to many high-paying, prestigious jobs.