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Degree : Master of Arts

Major : Political Science

Program Description

The faculty of the Department of Political Science cover a wide spectrum of political science research in its four major fields: American Politics, Comparative Politics, Public Administration and International Relations. We offer opportunities for students interested in American Politics to study not only political institutions, such as Congress or the courts, but also political behavior. The Department houses the Earl Survey Research Lab, which provides comprehensive survey research services to the university community and to public sector agencies and organizations. The Comparative Politics faculty provide research and training on a number of critical areas such as political parties, democratization, political behavior, electoral systems, and comparative political economy. They cover regions as diverse as Asia, Western Europe, Latin America, and Post-Communist Europe. The International Relations faculty offer a diverse set of opportunities for students, in particular in security and conflict, international political economy, and globalization. Graduate degree programs include the Master of Arts in Political Science and the Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science.

Program Additional Details

Hours Required for Thesis: 30
Hours Required for Non-Thesis: 36
Mode-On Campus(Face-to-Face): Yes
Mode-Off Campus(Online): No
Mode-Hybrid: No

Additional Links

Department of Political Science : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/politicalscience/
Graduate Study in Political Science : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/politicalscience/Prospective%20Students/Graduate.php
Financial Aid for Political Science Students : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/politicalscience/Prospective%20Students/Financial%20Aid.php
Application Instructions and Information : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/politicalscience/Prospective%20Students/Grad-Admissions.php

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Sara Dennis
E-mail: sara.dennis@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.834.8383

Department Contact Information

Department AddressDepartment of Political Science
Texas Tech University
113 Holden Hall & Akron Streets
TX 79409-1015
Phone Number 806-834-8383
Fax Number 806-742-0850
Department Website http://www.depts.ttu.edu/politicalscience/

Graduate Catalog http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/AS_POLS.php#Grad

Admission Requirements Admission Deadlines How To Apply Test Score Requirements Additional Requirements for International Students

Admission Requirements

Graduate School Requirements

Program Requirements

Recommendation Letter Instructions: Applicants may provide up to three optional letters of recommendation. All letters of recommendation will be submitted online after you have submitted the names and email addresses of your recommenders through our application system.

Resume Required: Yes

Writing Samples Required: No

Departmental Application Required: Yes

Prior Degree Required: No

Similar Undergraduate Major Required: No

Previous Work Sample Required: No

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Admission Deadlines

Graduate School Deadlines

Domestic deadlines

For domestic applicants, there is no specific Graduate Admissions deadline, although we encourage domestic applicants to apply at least three (3) months in advance of the semester to which they want to apply.

International Deadlines

For international applicants, we have the following priority deadlines:

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
January 15June 15January 15January 15

International applications and materials may be submitted after the deadline, but this may significantly delay the processing and evaluation of your application.

Departmental Deadlines

Domestic deadlines

US Fall Deadlines US Spring Deadlines US Sum I Deadlines US Sum II Deadlines
September 10January 20June 2July 8

International Deadlines

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
February 15July 15February 15February 15

***Note :

The department application deadlines may be different from the Graduate School application deadlines. You must apply by the earliest deadline listed to guarantee that your application will be processed for the semester you are applying for.

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How To Apply

1) Apply to Graduate School : Fill out the online application at Apply Texas.

2) Pay your application fee: $60 initial application fee, $50 for each subsequent application (including changes of entry date, add/change program, or readmission). Application fees may be paid via ApplyTexas at the time of application submission or by credit card on our website.

3) Contact the Graduate Program Coordinator in your prospective department. Many departments have separate application requirements and deadlines, and the Graduate Program Coordinator will be able to assist you in your application process.

4) Send application requirements, from all of the colleges and universities that you have attended to Texas Tech University Graduate School.

Postal Mailing Address
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Box 41030
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030
Physical Mailing Address (Express Mail)
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Boston Ave. at Akron Ave.
Administration 328
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030

Contact Information for Graduate School

If you have any questions about your application, call (806) 742-2781 or email: graduate.admissions@ttu.edu.
To check your application status, please check Raiderlink.

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Test Score Requirements

If both GRE and GMAT are listed as required, either are acceptable.

Yes Not Required

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Additional Requirements for International Students

These are the minimal English language proficiency scores. For a list of English proficiency exempt countries, please visit: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/international/exempt-countries.php.


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