Political Science B

Admission Requirements

If you are applying for the Master of Arts, you must:

Meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School:

  • Possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Have a final GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale during the last half of your undergraduate studies 
  • Provide original transcripts of all institutions attended

You must also meet the requirements of the Political Science Department:

  • Provide two letters of recommendation speaking to your academic ability
  • Have a final GPA of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • Provide a personal statement describing your career goals and how an MA degree will help you achieve them
  • Submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
    • Students with sufficient professional experience and students from outside the US may seek to have the GRE requirement waived

Please contact Dr. Steve Hall with any questions about the MA application process.

 

If you are applying for the Master of Public Administration, you must:

Meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School:

  • Possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Have a final GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale during the last half of your undergraduate studies 
  • Provide original transcripts of all institutions attended

You must also meet the requirements of the Political Science Department:

  • Provide two letters of recommendation speaking to your academic ability and commitment to public service
  • Provide a personal statement describing your career goals and how an MPA degree will help you achieve them
  • Submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
    • Students with sufficient professional experience and students from outside the US may seek to have the GRE requirement waived

Please contact Dr. Charles Taylor with any questions about the MPA application process.

Department of Political Science
Ball State University
North Quadrangle Building (NQ), room 258
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-8780
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