Graduate Admissions Requirements

The deadline for Ph.D. applicants is February 1 to be considered for an assistantship and March 1 otherwise; and the deadline for the M.A. is March 1.

PH.D. IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

For the Ph.D. in Political Science, students can be admitted with either a B.A./B.S. or an M.A.
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Political Science is preferred, but candidates with a degree in related disciplines are welcome to apply.

The Department of Political Science asks applicants to submit the following:

  • Complete Graduate Application Form
  • Acceptable GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons who can authoritatively comment on your academic abilities
  • Transcripts from all graduate and/or undergraduate institutions attended
  • Statement of your research interests and how GSU’s Political Science Department will help you meet your career and educational goals
  • Writing sample

M.A. IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

For an M.A. in Political Science, students need to have a relevant B.A./B.S. The Department of Political Science asks applicants to submit the following:

  • Complete Graduate Application Form
  • Acceptable GRE scores
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons who can authoritatively comment on your academic abilities
  • Transcripts from all graduate and/or undergraduate institutions attended
  • Statement of your research interests and how GSU’s Political Science Department will help you meet your career and educational goals
  • Writing sample

The department seeks applicants with a history of strong academic achievement, clear research interests and potential for excellence at the graduate level.