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Master of Arts in Political Science


Admissions Schedule

Spring 2016 admission deadline: October 1st, 2015

Fall 2016 admission deadline: February 15th, 2016

The Political Science M.A Program at CSULB is a competitive and demanding program for ambitious students interested in national and international politics. Applicants should have excellent academic records and demonstrate strong analytic and writing skills. A Master’s degree in political science provides a strong foundation for careers in government, the law, academics, business, international organizations, education, and public service. A political science M.A. can be the basis for further study leading to a law degree, Ph.D., or other advanced degree.

The M.A. program in the Department of Political Science at CSULB allows students to acquire conceptual depth, learn methodological tools, and further develop their critical thinking abilities. Seminars are small and students have the opportunity to engage with their instructors, and participate actively in class discussions.

The program is taught by instructors actively involved in research on a variety of topics with contemporary political relevance.

An M.A. in Political Science at CSULB is a good investment. You can complete your M.A. in only two years, and for a relatively affordable cost; CSULB’s tuition/fees for M.A. students are among the lowest in the country.

For more information on the program, please explore the links below:


If you have any further questions you may contact:
Political Science Grad Coordinator; Dr. Goldstein;