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University of Central Florida

Department of Political Science

Orlando, FL

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University of Central Florida

Overview

University of Central Florida / Department of Political Science is located in Orlando, FL.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Intelligence and national security
Master of Arts (MA) Political science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Security studies

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 2
Other Advanced Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Oral qualifying examination, written candidacy exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

43
Applied
32
Accepted
25
Enrolled
74%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th Not reported No
Spring deadline December 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Letters of recommendation, personal statement
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree or its equivalent in political science, international politics, international relations, or related discipline; letters of recommendation; personal statement; writing sample; resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

64
Total Graduate Students
25%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
75%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.63%
Black or African American 6.25%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.13%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (60%)
Female (39%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Environment, international relations, security studies, comparative politics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 4000 Central Florida Boulevard
Orlando, FL  32816
United States
Contact Dr. Kerstin Hamann
Chair
Email: kerstin.hamann@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-2085
Fax: 407-823-0051