Salt Lake City, UT
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 15
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
27 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Political Science Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [American politics]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [comparative politics]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [international relations]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [political theory]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [public administration]
      Master of Arts (MA) [American politics]
      Master of Arts (MA) [comparative politics]
      Master of Arts (MA) [international relations]
      Master of Arts (MA) [political theory]
      Master of Arts (MA) [public administration]
      Master of Science (MS) [American politics]
      Master of Science (MS) [comparative politics]
      Master of Science (MS) [international relations]
      Master of Science (MS) [political theory]
      Master of Science (MS) [public administration]
    • Public Administration Executive Master of Public Administration (Exec MPA) [Public Administration]
      Master of Public Administration (MPA) [Public Administration]
    • 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/Doctor of Philosophy (MPA/PhD)
      Master of Public Administration/Master of Public Health (MPA/MPH)
      Master of Public Administration/Master of Social Work (MPA/MSW)
      Master of Public Policy/Doctor of Philosophy (MPP/PhD)
      Master of Public Policy/Juris Doctor (MPP/JD)
      Master of Public Policy/Master of Public Health (MPP/MPH)
    • Public Policy Master of Public Policy (MPP) [Public Policy]
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 75
    • Doctoral Degrees 2
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • 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 Foreign Language Varies, Thesis Required for some and thesis or research paper
    • Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


77% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 139
    • Accepted 108
    • Acceptance Rate 77
    • Enrolled 80
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $55
    • Application Fee - International $65
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE, minimum GPA of 3.2
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, minimum GPA of 3.2
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJanuary 15
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Teaching Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Health Care Benefits, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students217
    • Female Percentage56%
    • Male Percentage44%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students217
    • Part-time Percentage65%
    • Full-time Percentage35%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino7%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian85%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown or International Student3%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty33
    • Full-time Percentage73%
    • Part-time Percentage27%
    • Female Percentage24%
    • Male Percentage76%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchInternational relations, comparative politics, political theory, American politics, public administration
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$15,000

Location & Contact

Department of Political Science

College of Social and Behavioral Science
University of Utah

260 South Central Campus Drive, Room 252
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
United States

Brent Steele


Phone: 801-587-7754
Fax: 801-585-6492

Mary Ann Underwood

Graduate Coordinator

Phone: 801-581-8608
Fax: 801-585-6492

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