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University of Maryland, College Park

Department of Government and Politics

College Park, MD

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University of Maryland, College Park

Overview

University of Maryland, College Park / Department of Government and Politics is located in College Park, MD.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Political theory
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Political economy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Comparative politics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) International relations
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) American politics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 18
Doctoral Degrees 12

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
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Written exams in 2 fields

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

230
Applied
42
Accepted
16
Enrolled
18%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5, writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

123
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
91%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.07%
Black or African American 4.07%
White or Caucasian 61%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.63%
Asian 4.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 8.94%

Gender

Male (60%)
Female (39%)

Faculty

61
Total faculty
Full-time - 53
Part-time - 8
Male (44)
Female (17)

Research

Focus of faculty research: International development/conflict, international security, post-communist society, public service, dynamics of conflict and conflict resolution
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,336,769

Location & Contact

Address College Park, MD  20742
United States
Contact Dr. Mark Lichbach
Chairman
Email: mlichbac@umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-4147
Fax: 301-314-9690