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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science

Estados Unidos

¿Qué aprenderé?

The Political Science Ph.D. program at Texas Tech University is designed to produce capable and active research scholars. Its emphasis is on preparing talented individuals for faculty careers at major, research-oriented, academic institutions. We welcome as well applicants whose career interests may lean to either non-academic settings, or academic institutions stressing teaching, but our preparation of, and standards for, of all graduate students are the same. It takes a competent research scholar to maintain currency in the field and thus provide their students or employers with the best contemporary information the discipline has to offer. The Department offers two tracks: the M.A.-Ph.D. Track and the Ph.D. Track. A student with an accredited bachelor's degree can apply directly for admission into the Ph.D. program via the M.A./Ph.D. track. The M.A. portion of this degree plan requires 36 hours of doctoral level course work and a final oral examination, administered by a departmental examination committee. Students who already have the master's degree can apply for admission directly into the Ph.D. program.

Fields and Coursework

All students must select three fields of study for their doctoral program. Two of these will be major fields, a primary major field and a secondary major field. The primary major field is the area where the student expects to write his or her dissertation. Students must pass qualifying exams in their two major fields at the end of their coursework and before proceeding to the dissertation. A third (minor) field is also required and is satisfied by coursework only. At present, all doctoral students must select their two major fields from among the areas of: American politics, comparative politics, or international relations. A students minor field may be selected from the three above, or also from: public administration, public policy, or research methodology. On rare occasions, and with the approval of the Graduate Director, a student's minor field may be taken outside the department if that field clearly represents a strong supplement to the students work in one or both of her major fields. Students must complete 12 hours of coursework in two major fields and 9 hours of coursework in one minor field.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College of Arts and Sciences

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (60 horas de crédito)

Costos de estudio
US$16.180,00 por año
Tuition and fees are based on the minimum full-time load of 18 hours per academic year (9 hours per long term). The actual cost of attendance will vary based on hours taken per semester and additional course- and program-specific fees. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with their department how many hours will be required to take each semester and to plan accordingly.

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Fecha de inicio

24 Agosto 2023, 10 Enero 2024


College of Arts and Sciences

Texas Tech University,



79409, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

A master's degree or higher in a related field such as psychology, neuroscience, sociology, human development, social work, public health, public administration, counseling, or marriage and family therapy from an accredited institution. GPA of 3.2 or higher in previous graduate coursework.

Para estudiantes internacionales

A minimum of three years of full-time graduate study beyond the bachelor’s degree is required for the doctorate. Work completed for the master’s degree, other than thesis hours (6000-level courses), may be considered as a part of this period if it forms a logical sequence in the entire program.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - The minimum TOEFL score required is 79.

International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) - The minimum IELTS required score is an overall band score of 6.5 on the Academic version.

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - The minimum required PTE Academic score is 60.

Cambridge C2 Proficiency Test (Cambridge CPE) - The minimum required Cambridge CPE grade is a score of 180 or above.

Cambridge C1 Advanced Proficiency Test (Cambridge CAE) - The minimum required Cambridge CAE grade is a score of 175 or above.

Application Deadlines: June 15th for spring semester.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


Acerca de Texas Tech University

The Wall Street Journal clasifica a los graduados de TTU entre los 25 principales buscados por los empleadores de EE. UU.

  • Ubicado en un galardonado campus estilo Renacentista Español.
  • 128 programas MBA, 66 de Ph.D y 67 certificados de posgrado.
  • Los cursos en línea valorados por US News & World Report.
  • Formar a los alumnos para que sean valientes e independientes.

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