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PhD Admission

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

  • Application
  • GREs (waived for fall 2021 admission)
  • 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

*Only undergraduate students at UMass Amherst, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Smith College or Mount Holyoke College are eligible to apply

Contact Us

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

email: erwhite@umass.edu
Graduate Admissions Committee Chair: Rebecca Hamlin