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Vanderbilt University

Department of Political Science

Nashville, TN

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Overview

Vanderbilt University / Department of Political Science is located in Nashville, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
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

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Final and qualifying exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

178
Applied
19
Accepted
8
Enrolled
11%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 88

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
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

44
Total Graduate Students
31%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 2.27%
White or Caucasian 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.27%
Unknown 6.82%

Gender

Male (45%)
Female (54%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 0
Male (13)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: American politics, comparative politics, international politics, political theory, political culture and life
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 2201 West End Ave
Nashville, TN  37240-1001
United States
Contact Dr. Alan Wiseman
Chair
Email: alan.wiseman@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: 615-322-6222
Fax: 615-343-6003

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