The Master of Arts Degree in Political Science is a rigorous program that allows students to focus on American Politics, International and Comparative Politics, Public Law, the professional practice of politics, or to sample broadly across the discipline.
For information about applications and general admission requirements, see applications and admissions. In addition to the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Political Science has the following requirements:
- Acceptable scores on the verbal, quantitative, and analytical sections of the Graduate Record Examination.
- A strong undergraduate grade-point average, with at least some previous coursework in Political Science.
- Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can evaluate the applicant's potential to do graduate work in Political Science.
- Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities applicant has attended.
- Personal statement of goals for political science degree.
- Applicant may submit an optional writing sample of no more than 10 pages.
MA students who are studying full time are eligible to receive graduate assistantships. Applicants for masters study who wish to apply for an assistantship must complete an application form. To receive full consideration, applications for financial assistance should be received, together with the admission application, by Feb. 1 The final application deadline for students not interested in an assistantship is March 1.
For more information about this and other MA-level specializations, please contact:
Dr. Amy Steigerwalt
Director of Graduate Studies
Georgia State University
Department of Political Science
1005 General Classroom
Atlanta, GA 30303
Assistant to the Graduate Director