The Graduate College in the Department of Political Science requires all graduate applicants to hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 in the last two years of undergraduate coursework.
Applicants must have:
The department may require the student to make up deficiencies in undergraduate preparation.
Application deadlines for admission (citizens and permanent residents only):
See the university calendar for term start dates.
Submit the following materials to the department address listed below:
Submit the following materials to Graduate Admissions or International Student Admissions, as appropriate:
In addition, arrange to have GRE scores for verbal, quantitative and analytical sections sent to WMU (School Code 1902). The subject test in political science is not necessary. GREs are not required for the MIDA and MIDA/Peace Corps program.
Department of Political Science
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5346 USA
Fax (269) 387-5354
Or drop off at 3308 Friedmann Hall
A number of the department's graduate students are supported each year and work as teaching or research assistants. Advanced students may be able to teach their own courses. M.A. and MIDA students can apply for assistantships; doctoral students may be awarded either an assistantship or an associateship. In order to apply for financial assistance, applications must be submitted by Feb. 15 to be considered for the following academic year. There is only one application deadline per year, and funding support starts with the fall semester. Complete the department application for graduate assistantship/associateship instead of the form found on The Graduate College website.
International students may enroll in the WMU Career English Language Center for International Students until the required TOEFL score for academic enrollment is achieved.