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University of Missouri-St. Louis

Department of Political Science

St. Louis, MO

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Overview

Department of Political Science / Department of Political Science is located in St. Louis, MO, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Urban and regional politics
Master of Arts (MA) Political process and behavior
Master of Arts (MA) Political science
Master of Arts (MA) Comparative politics
Master of Arts (MA) Public administration and public policy
Master of Arts (MA) American politics
Master of Arts (MA) International politics

Earning Your Degree

Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted
33 hours of coursework with either thesis, final paper, or internship required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
60 hours or coursework including dissertation

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

38
Applied
32
Accepted
16
Enrolled
84%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Career or field-related internships
Financial support for part-time students

Student Body

80
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5%
Black or African American 10%
White or Caucasian 80%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2.5%
Two or more races 1.25%
Unknown 6.25%

Gender

Male (56%)
Female (43%)

Faculty

32
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 17
Male (16)
Female (16)

Research

Focus of faculty research: American politics, public policy, comparative politics, international relations, public administration
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO  63121
United States
Contact Dr. Dave Robertson
Chair
Email: DaveRobertson@umsl.edu
Phone: 314-5165521
Fax: 314-5167236

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