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University of California, Santa Barbara

Department of Political Science

Santa Barbara, CA

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University of California, Santa Barbara

Overview

University of California, Santa Barbara / Department of Political Science is located in Santa Barbara, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts/Doctor of Philosophy (MA/PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Optional
Comprehensive exam or field paper
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
2 comprehensive exams or 1 exam and field paper

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

69
Applied
32
Accepted
9
Enrolled
46%

Applying

90
Application Fee - Domestic
110
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

50
Total Graduate Students
30%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 42%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 10%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2%
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 12%

Gender

Male (58%)
Female (42%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 0
Male (10)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Mail Code 9420
Santa Barbara, CA  93106-9420
United States
Contact Prof. Benjamin J. Cohen
Professor
Email: bjcohen@polsci.ucsb.edu
Phone: 805-893-8763
Fax: 805-893-3309

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