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The University of Texas at San Antonio

Department of Political Science and Geography

San Antonio, TX

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Overview

The University of Texas at San Antonio / Department of Political Science and Geography is located in San Antonio, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Geography
Master of Arts (MA) Political science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 15

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or LSAT
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

15
Applied
13
Accepted
8
Enrolled
87%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 15th March 1st No
Spring deadline October 15th September 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or LSAT
Master's Degree Requirements 18 semester credit hours in upper-division undergraduate or graduate-level courses in political science or directly-related fields in the social or behavioral sciences; 3 letters of recommendation; statement of purpose

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA

Student Body

23
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 47.83%
Black or African American 4.35%
White or Caucasian 34%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.35%
Unknown 8.7%

Gender

Male (43%)
Female (56%)

Faculty

9
Total faculty
Full-time - 8
Part-time - 1
Male (7)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Minority representation and legislation, comparative welfare policy, strategic conflict in India and Pakistan, homeland security, global governance, American political behavior
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,181

Location & Contact

Address One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX  78249-0617
United States
Contact Dr. James D. Calder
Interim Chair
Email: james.calder@utsa.edu
Phone: 210-458-5645

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