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Purdue University

Department of Political Science

West Lafayette, IN

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Overview

Purdue University / Department of Political Science is located in West Lafayette, IN.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 2
Other Advanced Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum score of 160 verbal, 600 on old scoring)
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum score of 160 verbal, 600 on old scoring)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

19
Applied
12
Accepted
9
Enrolled
63%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th Yes
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score of 160 verbal, 600 on old scoring)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score of 160 verbal, 600 on old scoring)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 90

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1

Student Body

48
Total Graduate Students
33%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
66%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.17%
Black or African American 4.17%
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 4.17%

Gender

Male (60%)
Female (39%)

Faculty

22
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 1
Male (13)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: International relations, political behavior and institutions, comparative politics, political theory, public policy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address West Lafayette, IN  47907
United States
Contact Dr. Rosalee A. Clawson
Head
Email: clawsonr@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-4162