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Master of Arts in Political Science


The University of Texas at Dallas Political Science Masters Program offers advanced instruction in the social science literature and theories about politics, citizenship, governance, and data analysis.

Program Information

School: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Program: Political Science

Catalog page: MA

MA in Political Science Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

GPA: 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale

Test score required: Yes

Combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of at least 300

Letters of recommendation: 3

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Admissions essay required: Yes


Limited to fall and spring admissions. University deadlines apply.


Cheryl Berry
800 W. Campbell Road GR31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: GR3.826

Degree Information:
Dr. Banks Miller
Director of Graduate Studies
Office: GR2.806

Dr. Jennifer Holmes
Professor and Head
Office: GR 3.805

Possible Careers

Political Science degrees prepare students for public service and government and non-profit organizations and agencies, as well as positions in academe, business, or legislative politics. Throughout students learn empirical approaches to understanding data, approaches that are in high demand among employers. 

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.