University of Minnesota - Crookston logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 11.7k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 三月 2016


    But political science at Morris is a lot more than theory; students get involved. They participate in political clubs and organizations (the Mock Trial Club, Pi Sigma Alpha, the International Relations Club, and more), pursue their own research, deliver papers at conferences, and take active roles in the processes that create policies. Community forums are frequently convened in response to current events. Research starts at the beginning of the curriculum, and Morris undergraduates have an impressive record of publications. In the capstone seminar, seniors put their skills to work creating a comprehensive research project that is presented to the academic community.

    The Political Science Discipline at Morris is a small department with a big program and history of accomplishment. The work is serious, but the atmosphere is supportive and informal. The faculty of award-winning educators and campus leaders focus on doing, bringing scholarship and engagement to the public. The Discipline is noteworthy for its strengths in both behavioral and institutional approaches to political science. Some particular specialties of the versatile faculty are: political behavior, American public policy on the state and federal level, Korean-Russian relations, comparative political theory and environmental political theory. The faculty members share a feeling of commitment as teachers and mentors, and they work individually with students during the program and after, helping graduates find internships, placements, and other opportunities that lead to successful careers.

    Most importantly, Morris alumni go on to influence the political process themselves. A Political Science degree from Morris has served as a springboard to careers in politics, law, labor relations, public policy, communications and international affairs, among others. Morris graduates regularly obtain admission for advanced degrees at highly acclaimed universities.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline March 15 Tuition fee
    • USD 11720 Year (International)
    Start date 2016 Credits 120
    Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    Political science is the comprehensive study of the behaviors, organizations, institutions, and philosophical foundations of political life at the individual, state, national, and international settings. The major program is designed to prepare students for lifelong civic engagement and leadership in democratic society, as well as intercultural competence as global citizens. The political science major curriculum stresses the development of strong analytical skills and critical thinking and prepares students for further academic training in political science, law, public administration, and other graduate programs as well as for work in public affairs, business, journalism, interest groups, and a wide range of other careers.

    Students who complete the political science major are able to critically analyze and interpret political processes, problems, and challenges; understand, synthesize, and contribute imaginatively to the major research and theoretical debates prevalent in the study of American and comparative politics, international relations, and political thought; present their evidence and arguments in clear, precise language; and participate thoughtfully, knowledgeably, and ethically in civic life.

    One of the primary virtues of the Political Science major at Morris is breadth. The foundation of the major are two survey courses, as well as courses in research methods and statistics. Students then take elective courses in each of the subfields (American Politics, International and Comparative Politics, Political Theory). Directed study and field studies credits may also apply towards the requirements for the major. The curriculum is completed with a senior capstone seminar focused on independent research.

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 5.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    Academic Requirements

    To apply, your high school transcript should include the following:

    • Four (4) years of English;
    • Four (4) years of math including one year each of elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, and geometry;
    • Three (3) years of science with one year each of biological and physical science;
    • Three (3) years of social studies, including United States history;*
    • Two (2) years of a single second language.*

    *Applicants missing this requirement will not be denied admission if they are otherwise admissible.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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