The requirements and conditions for admission are the same as for those in other M.A. programs offered by the Department of Political Science: a minimum combined score of at least 300 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE); a high level of academic achievement as an undergraduate, with at least a 3.0 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) earned during the last two years; and some background in the social sciences or related fields. Under unusual circumstances, exceptions to these standards can be made. Relevant work experience, letters of recommendation from faculty or other persons, and a written personal statement by the applicant also will be considered by the Admissions Committee. The deadline for fall entry is May 15, though late applications may be considered in some circumstances. Applications (available online) should be made to the Director of Admissions at 135 Tigert Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611.
Students also might want to inquire about the possibility of pursuing a joint degree in Political Science and Law from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law.
Outstanding undergraduate students who have earned at least a 3.7 GPA and a combined verbal and quantitative score of 308 on the GRE are eligible to apply for our combined B.A./M.A. program. Students in this program may take up to twelve hours of graduate credit that count towards both degrees.