Master of Arts in Political Science


The University of Texas at Dallas Political Science Masters Program offers advanced instruction in the social science literature and theories about politics, citizenship, governance and data analysis.

Program Information

School: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Program: Political Science

Catalog page: MA

MA in Political Science Fact Sheet

MA in Political Science Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: A baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher education.

GPA: 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale

Test score required: Yes

A combined verbal and quantitative score of at least 300 on the GRE

Letters of recommendation: 3

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Admissions essay required: Yes

A one-page essay outlining the applicant's background, education, and professional objectives.


Limited to fall and spring admissions. University deadlines apply.


Marjorie McDonald
Graduate Program Administrator

Degree Information:
Dr. Robert Lowry
Director of Graduate Studies

Dr. Banks Miller
Professor and Program Head

Possible Careers

Political Science degrees prepare students for public service and government and non-profit organizations and agencies, as well as positions in academe, business or legislative politics. Throughout students learn empirical approaches to understanding data, approaches that are in high demand among employers.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.


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