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University of Utah

Program in Political Science

Salt Lake City, UT

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Overview

University of Utah / Program in Political Science is located in Salt Lake City, UT, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Comparative politics
Master of Science (MS) International relations
Master of Science (MS) Comparative politics
Master of Arts (MA) Political theory
Master of Arts (MA) International relations
Master of Science (MS) Political theory
Master of Science (MS) American politics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) International relations
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Political theory
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) American politics
Master of Arts (MA) Public administration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Public administration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Comparative politics
Master of Arts (MA) American politics
Master of Science (MS) Public administration

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
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
Varies
Thesis or research paper
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

44
Applied
20
Accepted
11
Enrolled
45%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
65
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.2
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.2

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 580
TOEFL IBT score: 61
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

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
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

51
Total Graduate Students
54%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
45%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.92%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 78%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.92%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.92%
Unknown 1.96%

Gender

Male (66%)
Female (33%)

Faculty

33
Total faculty
Full-time - 23
Part-time - 10
Male (25)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: International politics, comparative politics, political theory, American politics, public administration
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
15,000

Location & Contact

Address 332 South 1400 East, Building 73, Room 223
Salt Lake City, UT  84112
United States
Contact Mark Button
Chair
Email: mark.button@poli-sci.utah.edu
Phone: 801-585-7987
Fax: 801-585-6492