Graduate Admissions Info

MA in Political Science:

Applicants must have an earned baccalaureate degree with a grade point average of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale),
and have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Consideration will also be given to letters of recommendation.

Completed applications are reviewed by the committee on a rolling basis.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  All application materials are due by the posted deadline. 

Applicants who are waiving the GRE scores for another test score (i.e. LSAT, GMAT, etc) must have prior approval from the program director before applying AND must notify the Graduate Program Coordinator, Carri Horner (carri.horner@stonybrook.edu) after submitting their application (so that the test can be waived in the system).  Failure to do so can result in applications appearing to be incomplete and therefore not reviewed.

MA in Public Policy:

Applicants must have an earned baccalaureate degree with a grade point average of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale), and have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Consideration will also be given to letters of recommendation and relevant work experience.

Completed applications are reviewed by the committee on a rolling basis.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  All application materials are due by the posted deadline. 

Applicants who are waiving the GRE scores for another test score (i.e. LSAT, GMAT, etc) must have prior approval from the program director before applying AND must notify the Graduate Program Coordinator, Carri Horner (carri.horner@stonybrook.edu) after submitting their application (so that the test can be waived in the system).  Failure to do so can result in applications appearing to be incomplete and therefore not reviewed.

PhD in Political Science:

The Department of Political Science Doctoral Program admits only students who intend to complete the Ph.D., although students are eligible to receive the M.A. Applicants for admission to the Ph.D. program in political science must meet the following requirements:

A. Submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Test scores (verbal, quantitative, and analytic);
B. Prior training that includes basic work in at least one of the following:
            1. Political Science
            2. Psychology
            3. Mathematics or Statistics
            4. Economics or Sociology
C. A bachelor’s degree with at least a B average in the major subject;
D. Three letters of recommendation from instructors or academic advisors;
E. In cases where the departmental admissions committee deems it desirable, personal interviews with departmental representatives may be necessary.

 

General Admissions Information:

Acceptance by both the Department of Political Science and the Graduate School is required.
Please visit the Graduate School  for a complete list of requirements for domestic and international applicants.

Tuition and Fees:
Tuition and fees are set by the State University of New York. For current tuition and fee schedules, please visit the Bursar.

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