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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Department of Political Science

Las Vegas, NV

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Overview

University of Nevada, Las Vegas / Department of Political Science is located in Las Vegas, NV.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Professional paper
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral examination

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

14
Applied
7
Accepted
3
Enrolled
50%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
95
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 2 letters of recommendation; personal statement; bachelor's degree; minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.3 in BA, 3.5 in MA; 3 letters of recommendation; personal statement; writing sample

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 March 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

31
Total Graduate Students
54%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
45%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.23%
Black or African American 12.9%
White or Caucasian 67%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 9.68%
Unknown 3.23%

Gender

Male (67%)
Female (32%)

Faculty

9
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 0
Male (6)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: International political economy and security, religion and politics, democratization, demographic change and its consequences, international security and political violence, ancient political philosophy, political behavior, political institutions
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
61,461

Location & Contact

Address 4505 South Maryland Parkway
Box 455029
Las Vegas, NV  89154-5029
United States
Contact Dr. John P. Tuman
Chair and Professor
Email: john.tuman@unlv.edu
Phone: 702-895-5258
Fax: 702-895-1065