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What types of political science degrees 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.

  • John Garzon

    John Garzon

    College of the Canyons Program Coordinator III (ISP)
    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.

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: American Government and Politics - BA Louisiana State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,700 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,700 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Political Science and International Relations - BA Bay Atlantic University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,050 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,050 USD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Political Science - BA Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    40,248 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,248 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    History and Political Science - BA (with foundation and placement) Brenau University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    6 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,000 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Political Science - BA University of Colorado Denver, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    30,641 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,641 USD

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

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    Political Science - ADT Riverside City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,440 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,440 USD

    Start date
    August, February, June
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    Political Science - ASc Elgin Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,655 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,655 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Political Science - AA College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,200 USD

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

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,288 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,288 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Political Science - AAOT Lane Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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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 American University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,596 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,596 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Political Science - MA Florida Atlantic University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,792 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,792 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Political Science - MA University of Colorado Denver, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,344 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,344 USD

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

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,658 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,658 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Political Science + Public Policy (3+1) - Integrated BAPS/MA Simmons University (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    44,208 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,208 USD

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

  • Juan Pablo V
    Peru
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    St. Norbert College Political Science
    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
    Myanmar
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Lane Community College Political Science
    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
    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.