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Study political science in the USA

An in-depth guide to studying political science in the USA as an international student

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

What do political science experts in USA say?

  • Dr Lawrence Markowitz

    Dr Lawrence Markowitz

    Rowan University Professor & Chair, Dept of Political Science & Economics
    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.

Top political science programs in the USA

What are the top Political Science Undergraduate programs in the USA?

Bachelor's in political science in the USA

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    Political Science/Social Studies - BA Western Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,690 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,690 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Geography (Teacher Certification in Social Studies, Grades 7-12: Political Science Minor and History Third Field) - BSc Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,164 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,164 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    History & Political Science - BSc Greenville University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,580 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,580 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Political Science: National Security - BSc LeTourneau University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,630 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,630 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Political Science: International Affairs - BSc/BA Oklahoma City University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,276 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,276 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Associate in political science in the USA

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    Political Science - AA College of Alameda, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Political Science - AA Santiago Canyon College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,304 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,304 USD

    Start date
    June, February, August
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    Political Science - AA North Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    September
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    Political Science - AA South Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    September, June, April, January
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    Political Science - AA Moraine Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,408 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,408 USD

    Start date
    January, August, June
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What are the top Political Science Graduate programs in the USA?

Master's in political science in the USA

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    Political Science - MA Long Island University Brooklyn, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,618 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,618 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Political Science - MA California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,604 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,604 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Political Science - MA Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,034 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,034 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Political Science - MA Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,318 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,318 USD

    Start date
    August
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    Political Science & International Studies - MA Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    44,100 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,100 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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Student reviews for political science in the USA

  • Yunus Timurtas
    Turkey
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Central Washington University Political Science
    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
    China
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Southern Utah University Political Science
    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
    Namibia
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Southern Utah University Political Science
    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.
  • Mialiniaina Rakotondrazafy
    France
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Florida A&M University Political Science
    Tell us about studying political science in the USA
    Everybody in my program is willing to help. I learned a new way to see the world and understand politics.
  • Rebeca Scurt
    Austria
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Campbellsville University Political Science
    Tell us about studying political science in the USA
    CU didn’t only provide me with the opportunity to study and expand my knowledge, but also establish strong and honest friendships with my coach and professors. My coach was a spiritual mentor who I opened myself up to whenever I felt homesick or emotionally exhausted. Whenever I needed to talk to him, or just play tennis, he always made time. I would give anything to go back and redo both of my Junior and Senior years at CU. I learned a lot of extremely important and valuable lessons from the conversations and experiences I have had from hours spent with people at the library. Looking back, even if I had massive workload, I enjoyed working and learning with my classmates. We would debate and argue about different topics about philosophers, new discoveries, and politics . Group projects and presentations were a weekly thing. Going to class was always exciting and instructive. I am still very close to my professors and advisors who helped me with my resume and cover letter and everything I have reached so far was due to them.