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University of Houston

Department of Political Science

Houston, TX

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Overview

University of Houston / Department of Political Science is located in Houston, TX.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Political science
Master of Arts (MA) Public administration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Political science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 12
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
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
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

128
Applied
51
Accepted
32
Enrolled
40%

Applying

0
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
No
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

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

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

124
Total Graduate Students
50%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
49%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.06%
Black or African American 9.68%
White or Caucasian 59%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.81%
Asian 2.42%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.61%
Unknown 0.81%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (50%)

Faculty

26
Total faculty
Full-time - 19
Part-time - 7
Male (22)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: American politics, political theory, judicial process, public policy, comparative politics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX  77204
United States
Contact Dr. Gregory Weiher
Chairperson
Email: gweiher@uh.edu
Phone: 713-743-3890
Fax: 713-743-3927