Stony Brook University (S.U.N.Y.)

Stony Brook University (S.U.N.Y.)

Political Science


Ward Melville Social and Behavioral Sciences Building S-601

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11794

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Political Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The program builds on our successful, internationally renowned PhD program in political psychology. The M.A. degree program teaches advanced skills in political psychology, public opinion, and political attitudes. The Political Science M.A. program will introduce students to theories that help to make sense of public attitudes and behavior, familiarize them with core research on the dynamics of attitudes and opinions, and provide them with first-hand experience on the major research methods used to study the dynamics of public opinion. Students in the M.A. program will gain direct exposure to major research methods in political psychology through the department’s two political psychology labs as well as the Center for Survey Research, which is housed in the department. The program may be completed in a calendar year by full-time students and within 2 years by students who select a part-time schedule.


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International Student Requirements:

If your native or primary language is not English, you must take an English proficiency test. To be considered for admission, an applicant must present an acceptable score on the TOEFL or IELTS test. Additional financial documentation including a certificate of eligibility and bank statements will also be required by the Visa and Immigration Services Office for various visa types.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999