Florida International University

School of International and Public Affairs

Political Science


11200 S.W. 8th Street

Miami, FL 33199

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.- Political Science, Ph.D. - Political Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The major in Political Science provides a broad education that will equip students for a wide variety of careers. The program for majors is designed to * Encourage analysis of political theories, institutions, and processes within the broader context of the social sciences * Increase appreciation of political science as a discipline * Develop a continuing and responsible interest in political participation and public affairs * Provide the opportunity to acquire a fundamental understanding of political science as a basis for citizenship, a career in government, or professional study and service * Stimulate interest in graduate studies in various fields and disciplines. The Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science is conferred based on satisfactory completion of required course work, a demonstrated mastery of a broad field of knowledge, and successful completion and defense of the dissertation. The degree provides graduates with a solid foundation in the basic theories and methodologies of political science in conjunction with specialization in traditional subfields. Students will, in consultation with their faculty advisors, determine the contents of their course work. Students will specialize in two examination fields drawn from among the four of the principal subfields of Political Science: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, and Political Theory. Students are also required to take additional coursework in a third, non-examined field of specialization. The third specialization field will be satisfied by a minimum of 9 credit hours in a regionally or topically defined area.


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Facts & Figures

International Financial Aid Description: Financial Aid may be available to those who qualify. Applicants may apply by completing the Federal Application for Free Financial Aid (FAFSA). School FASFA Code: 009635

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Federal Application for Free Financial Aid (FAFSA). School FASFA Code: 009635

Locale: Large Suburb

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