- M.A. in Political Science - Security Studies: This advanced degree program is designed for individuals in careers in national security, intelligence, diplomacy, or other security related areas. Contact: Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler, email@example.com
- Master of Applied Politics (MAP): In collaboration with the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, the MAP is one of only a handful of graduate programs in the United States focusing on practical politics and experiential learning. The degree is designed for students interested in election campaigns, managing organizations, and other political activities. Contact: Dr. David Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Juris Doctor/Master of Applied Politics: In collaboration with the School of Law and Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, this joint degree allows students to receive both degrees with 18 fewer credits than if they took the program consecutively. Contact: Dr. David Cohen, email@example.com
Admission is granted to students who have met the requirements of The University of Akron Graduate School and the Department of Political Science.
Students will be considered for admissions year-round.
The admissions package requires:
- University of Akron Graduate School application
- $40 fee for domestic students; $60 fee for international students
- Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended
- For international students only, official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the baccalaureate level
- The GRE is not required
- International Students only- As determined by the graduate school, international students admitted to graduate study in Political Science must achieve a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 213 on the computer-based TOEFL or 79 or higher on the internet-based TOEFL
While most applicants have an undergraduate major in Political Science or a similar field of study, an undergraduate major in another area may be acceptable. However, an applicant should have at least nine hours of upper-level course work in Political Science. Failing this requirement, an applicant may be admitted to the program on a provisional basis.
Through the online application system you can submit your application and application fee electronically. Official transcripts should be sent directly to Graduate Admissions. Any required supplemental materials (letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, etc., should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org