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PhD Admission

Deadline: January 15 for Fall admissions (no spring admissions)
Requirements: 

  • Application
  • GREs (we do not require the subject test)
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Personal Statement of Interest
  • Writing Sample

Accelerated MA Admission

Deadline: November 1 and April 1
Requirements: 

  • Application
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Personal Statement of Interest
  • Writing Sample emailed to gradadm@grad.umass.edu
  • GREs are *NOT* required. A staff member will waive this requirement in your application AFTER you have applied.
  • Minimum of 3.5 overall GPA

Contact Us

Department of Political Science
Thompson Hall
200 Hicks Way
UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003

phone: 413-545-0410
email: info@polsci.umass.edu
Graduate Admissions Committee Chair: Rebecca Hamlin