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The University of Texas at Dallas

Program in Political Science

Richardson, TX

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The University of Texas at Dallas

Overview

The University of Texas at Dallas / Program in Political Science is located in Richardson, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Political science
Master of Arts (MA) Constitutional law
Master of Arts (MA) Political science
Master of Arts (MA) Legislative studies

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 3

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 (minimum combined verbal and quantitative score of 1100)
Thesis Optional
Independent study
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (minimum combined verbal and quantitative score of 1200, writing 4.5)
Thesis Required
Practicum research

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

34
Applied
18
Accepted
12
Enrolled
53%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
100
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th May 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 15th September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (minimum combined verbal and quantitative score of 1100)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (minimum combined verbal and quantitative score of 1200, writing 4.5)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 30
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

47
Total Graduate Students
38%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
61%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.51%
Black or African American 10.64%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 2.13%

Gender

Male (68%)
Female (31%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 1
Male (10)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Terrorism and democratic stability, redistricting and representation, trust and social exchange, how economic ideas impact political thought and public policy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 800 West Campbell Road
Mailstop GR31
Richardson, TX  75080
United States
Contact Dr. Jennifer Holmes
Program Head
Email: jholmes@utdallas.edu
Phone: 972-883-6843
Fax: 972-883-2735