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Political Science - M.A.

Application Deadline

Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants who have not yet taken the GREs may still apply and may be provisionally accepted pending the arrival of the GRE scores.

Program Begins


Degree(s) Offered

Master of Arts in Political Science (M.A.)

International Applicants

International Graduate Information

Test Requirements

GRE General Test

Required Electronically

  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Official GRE scores

Transcripts of all previous academic work at the undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) level. 
Applicants must upload unofficial copies of their transcripts and if admitted, all transcripts will be verified by the Graduate School. Applicants who previously attended James Madison University still need to upload an unofficial transcript, but do not need to provide official transcripts for verification.

Required by Program

  • Personal statement
  • Statement of language proficiency
  • Statement of policy interest
  • Curriculum vitae or professional resume
  • Two current letters of recommendation from professors, employers, and other professionals qualified to judge the applicant's ability to complete graduate studies.
All of the above listed requirements can/should be uploaded within the online application, and test scores, if required, should be sent electronically to the Graduate School from the Educational Testing Service.