Graduate Admissions

Admission Requirements

Most Political Science graduate students have a B.A. in Political Science. While this is recommended, we accept applications from any major. In general, minimum cumulative grade-point average is 3.25.

Application Process

Complete the online application for graduate admission and upload your unofficial transcripts and application documents to the Program Materials section of CAL STATE APPLY.

Visit the Graduate Studies website for general information.

TOEFL Score Requirement

  • Internet-based test: 80
  • Paper-based test: 550
  • IELTS score requirement:Overall band score of 7.0 PTE

Academic Score Requirement

  • Overall score of 65

Financial Aid

Financial aid information can be found on the SF State Future Students website as well as the Office of Student Financial Aid website. The department does not offer any scholarship or grant to incoming graduate students. Some paid graduate assistant positions are available to continuing students.

Application Deadlines

Admission deadlines can be found on the Division of Graduate Studies website. Applications may be turned in prior to these deadlines. Early applications are encouraged, but notification of admission status may not occur until the deadline.

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