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Texas State University

Program in Political Science

San Marcos, TX

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Overview

Texas State University / Program in Political Science is located in San Marcos, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

24
Applied
15
Accepted
8
Enrolled
63%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 15th October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Baccalaureate degree in political science from regionally-accredited university; minimum GPA of 3.0 on last 60 undergraduate course work; at least 9 hours in upper-level political science or related field; resume; statement of purpose; 3 letters of recommendation; writing sample from political science/humanities courses

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 78
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$14,930
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

30
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 30%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.33%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (63%)
Female (36%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 1
Male (16)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: place management, hazard mitigation, and sustainable transportation policy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
5,409

Location & Contact

Address 601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX  78666
United States
Contact Dr. Cecilia Castillio
Graduate Adviser
Email: cr09@txstate.edu
Phone: 512-245-3991
Fax: 512-345-7815

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