Political Science

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Degrees Offered

  • M.A. in Political Science
  • Ph.D. in Political Science

Application Fee - $65

Tests Required:

  • GRE
  • Expects Verbal and Quantitative scores sum to 300 or higher
  • 600/250/100 TOEFL required for all internationals


  • Fall - January 15

Areas of Interest:

  • A Cognate to Intredisciplinary Field - M.A.
  • American Politics and Government - M.A., Ph.D.
  • Comparative Politics - M.A., Ph.D.
  • International Relations - M.A., Ph.D.
  • Methodology - Ph.D.
  • Political Theory - M.A., Ph.D.
  • Public Administration and Policy Analysis - M.A., Ph.D.
  • Public Law - M.A., Ph.D.

Contact Information 

Dr. Stephen Bloom


Political Science
Faner Hall Room 3081
Mailcode - 4501
Carbondale, IL 62901

For complete details - Visit the Political Science Web page

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