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Kent State University

Department of Political Science

Kent, OH

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Overview

Kent State University / Department of Political Science is located in Kent, OH, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration
Master of Arts (MA) Political science American politics and policy
Master of Arts (MA) Political science Transnational and comparative politics and policy
Master of Arts (MA) Political science Conflict analysis and management
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Political science Conflict analysis and management
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Political science American politics and policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Political science Transnational and comparative politics and policy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 34
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

46
Applied
38
Accepted
24
Enrolled
83%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
70
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 31st January 31st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Goal statement, transcripts, writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation, minimum GPA of 3.0, resume
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Goal statement, transcripts, writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation, minimum GPA of 3.0

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 31
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

86
Total Graduate Students
67%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
32%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.16%
Black or African American 9.3%
White or Caucasian 73%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.16%
Asian 3.49%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 1.16%

Gender

Male (45%)
Female (54%)

Faculty

19
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 3
Male (13)
Female (6)

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 5190
Kent, OH  44242-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Andrew Barnes
Associate Professor and Chair
Email: abarnes3@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-2060

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