217
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

University of Utah / Department of Political Science is located in Salt Lake City, UT, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)
Master of Health Administration/Master of Public Administration (MHA/MPA)
Master of Public Administration/Doctor of Education (MPA/Ed D)
Master of Public Administration/Master of Public Health (MPA/MPH)
Master of Public Administration/Master of Social Work (MPA/MSW)
Master of Public Administration/Doctor of Philosophy (MPA/PhD)
Master of Arts (MA) Political science Comparative politics
Master of Arts (MA) Political science Political theory
Master of Arts (MA) Political science International relations
Master of Arts (MA) Political science American politics
Master of Arts (MA) Political science Public administration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Political science Political theory
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Political science International relations
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Political science American politics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Political science Public administration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Political science Comparative politics
Executive Master of Public Administration (Exec MPA) Public administration
Master of Science (MS) Political science Comparative politics
Master of Science (MS) Political science Political theory
Master of Science (MS) Political science International relations
Master of Science (MS) Political science American politics
Master of Science (MS) Political science Public administration
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 75
Doctoral Degrees 2

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

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Varies
Thesis Required for some
Thesis or research paper
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

44
Applied
20
Accepted
11
Enrolled
45%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
65
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.2
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.2
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 61
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

217
Total Graduate Students
64%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
35%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.91%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 82%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.46%
Asian 2.76%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.92%
Unknown 1.38%

Gender

Male (43%)
Female (56%)

Faculty

33
Total faculty
Full-time (24)
Part-time (9)
Male (25)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: International relations, comparative politics, political theory, American politics, public administration
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
15,000

Location & Contact

Address 260 South Central Campus Drive, Room 252
Salt Lake City, UT  84112
United States
Contact Mark Button
Chair
Email: mark.button@poli-sci.utah.edu
Phone: 801-585-7987
Fax: 801-585-6492