Political Science

Supported Degree Objectives

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Environmental Policy Graduate Certificate
  • Social Policy Graduate Certificate
  • Non Degree

Required Supporting Documents

English Proficiency Requirements

  • The following English proficiency minimum scores are required by this program for the tests listed below. To view additional English proficiency options accepted by this program and the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars, visit the English Proficiency Requirements page.

Duolingo: Minimum Overall Required Score: 130
Minimum section requirements:

  • Comprehension: 120
  • Conversation: 120
  • Literacy: 120
  • Production: 120

TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (IBT): Minimum Overall Required Score: 100
Minimum section requirements:

  • Reading: 22
  • Listening: 22
  • Speaking: 27
  • Writing: 22

TOEFL: Essentials: Minimum Overall Required Score: 11
Minimum section requirements:

  • Reading: 11
  • Listening: 11
  • Speaking: 11
  • Writing: 11

IELTS: Minimum Overall Required Score: 7.0
Minimum section requirements:

  • Reading 7.0
  • Listening 6.5
  • Speaking 8.0
  • Writing 6.0 

Doctoral and Master's Degree Program Requirements

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Spring Summer
    December 15 No Entry No Entry

Program Contact Information

  • Name Political Science Graduate Coordinator
    Phone 765-494-4163
    Email polgradcoordinator@purdue.edu
    Web Program Website
    Address Graduate Studies
    Department of Political Science
    Purdue University
    100 North University Street
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098

Additional Information

  • Current master’s students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will not be required to submit a new application.
Purdue West Lafayette campus