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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Department of Political Science

Amherst, MA

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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Overview

University of Massachusetts Amherst / Department of Political Science is located in Amherst, MA.

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 5

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

95
Applied
19
Accepted
10
Enrolled
20%

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 January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

64
Total Graduate Students
17%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
82%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.25%
Black or African American 4.69%
White or Caucasian 45%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 17.19%

Gender

Male (56%)
Female (43%)

Faculty

55
Total faculty
Full-time - 55
Part-time - 0
Male (31)
Female (24)

Location & Contact

Address Amherst, MA  01003
United States
Contact Dr. Tatishe Nteta
Graduate Program Director
Phone: 413-545-0410
Fax: 413-545-3349