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How to apply to graduate degree programs in Political Science

Accelerated B.A. to M.A. program
If you are a SLU Political Science undergraduate and you want to be considered for admission into the B.A./M.A. program, all you need to do is provide a one-page statement of purpose and fill in this form: Petition for admission to the B.A./M.A. program

M.A. program
To be considered for admission into the regular M.A. program, you must provide:

  • An application form with application fee. Find the form at: Apply now for graduate admission
  • A writing sample of political science work
  • A statement of purpose
  • A resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, showing evidence of a bachelor's degree
  • GRE, LSAT (or for the M.P.A, GMAT) scores
  • TOEFL (if a foreign student)

Application deadlines for the M.A. program
Fall semester: Completed application by May 1
Spring semester: Completed application by November 1
Summer session: Completed application by April 1


Financial aid deadlines
For full consideration for financial aid, including assistantships, applications must be in by January 30th for the following fall semester. 

For information about application to the Ph.D. in Public and Social Policy, click here.

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