Application Deadlines: Fall: March 1st (fall admissions only)
Requirements: To be admitted to the Master's Degree program in Political Science, a student should have at least a 3.0 grade point average for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work (where "A" = 4.0). Also, one must have successfully completed at least 15 hours of Social Science,with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Students should also present a statement of purpose indicating how the program fits their academic and professional plans; three letters of recommendation, especially from academic sources; and a writing sample, preferably a graded paper from a Political Science upper-level undergraduate class.
If space is available, students whose undergraduate grades fall somewhat below this standard may be admitted on probation. Students who lack adequate background in Political Science may be required to take additional courses to remedy deficiencies. These courses may not count toward the required 32 hours for graduation.
To Complete An Application To complete an application go to "Welcome2ISU" on the ISU webpage and create an account. This will lead to the "apply online," where the applicant will complete and submit the graduate application, which will also include the following: GRE, Transcripts, Statement of Purpose, and Writing sample. Only the three letters of recommendation should be sent to the Politics and Government Graduate Program Director.