Political Science: MA, MS, PhD

Political Science: MA, MS

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Political Science


PROGRAM LEVEL

Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Arts and Sciences




FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: January 10


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

1.7 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

The political science's  master's program is geared toward doctoral studies and typically only admits students for a terminal master's degree under exceptional circumstances.

Students whose main goal is to obtain a PhD in political science should apply directly to the doctoral program. Applicants are not required to hold a master's degree in order to apply to the doctoral program.

Those wanting to obtain a terminal master's degree should contact the department's director of graduate studies before applying to discuss potential fit.

The political science master's degree program prepares students for professional careers in teaching and research. Two years is the typical period for completing the program.

In addition to the Graduate School's minimum requirements for a master's degree, political science has additional requirements for the master's degree, which are available on the department website.

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Optional

  • CV
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample

Not Required

  • GMAT

Apply Through Department


Political Science: PhD

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Political Science


PROGRAM LEVEL

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Arts and Sciences




FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: January 10


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

6.7 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

The political science doctoral program is designed to allow the well-prepared student to complete course requirements for the PhD in two years of full-time study.

Students complete a research paper in their second year and take comprehensive examinations during their third year, followed by preparation of a dissertation.

Additional PhD program requirements, along with a complete description of graduation requirements—and an explanation of themes and field requirements—are available on the department website.

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Optional

  • CV
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample

Not Required

  • GMAT

Apply Through Department