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University of South Carolina

Program in Political Science

Columbia, SC

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University of South Carolina

Overview

University of South Carolina / Program in Political Science is located in Columbia, SC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1

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 General Test
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

53
Applied
35
Accepted
15
Enrolled
66%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

55
Total Graduate Students
36%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 10.91%
White or Caucasian 41%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.82%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 9.09%

Gender

Male (49%)
Female (50%)

Faculty

32
Total faculty
Full-time - 32
Part-time - 0
Male (24)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: American government and politics, comparative politics, political theory, international politics, public administration and policy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Columbia, SC  29208
United States
Contact Dr. Donald J. Puchala
Phone: 803-777-7000

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