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The George Washington University

Department of Political Science

Washington, DC

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Overview

The George Washington University / Department of Political Science is located in Washington, DC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA) Legal institutions and theory
Master of Arts (MA) Political science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9
Doctoral Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
General exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

320
Applied
68
Accepted
19
Enrolled
21%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th Not reported Yes
Spring deadline October 1st Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Student Body

78
Total Graduate Students
26%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.85%
Black or African American 1.28%
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 2.56%

Gender

Male (58%)
Female (41%)

Location & Contact

Address 2121 I Street, NW
Washington, DC  20052
United States
Contact Christopher J. Deering
Chair
Email: rocket@gwu.edu
Phone: 202-994-6564

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