- Undergraduate Programs
- Graduate Programs
- How to apply
- Master of Arts in Political Science
- Why a SLU MA?
- Career Opportunities
- Who should apply?
- Accelerated BA/MA
- American Politics
- Public Policy
- International Affairs
- Gender and Politics
- Political Theory
- M.A. Thesis
- Field Exam
- Cognate Field
- Master of Public Administration
- The Dual M.P.A./M.A. in Political Science Program
- Dual J.D./M.P.A
- Dual J.D./M.A. in Political Science
- Dual M.S.W./M.P.A
- Ph.D. in Public and Social Policy
- Global and Local Social Justice Minor
- Paying for graduate school
- Forms and Procedures
Who Should Apply for a M.A. in Political Science?
All applicants: Ordinarily, students must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.4, overall and in political science courses, to be admitted to the M.A. program.
Applicants to the B.A./M.A. program: SLU Political Science majors will apply during their junior year.
Applicants who have already earned an undergraduate degree: Students who have already completed an undergraduate degree are welcome. Normally, candidates must have completed 18 hours of undergraduate social science courses, with at least 9 of these hours in political science.
Applicants interested in obtaining a dual degree: The department will assist with individual arrangements for students hoping to pursue a dual degree (for instance, J.D./M.A., M.A./M.P.H, etc.)