Political Science Degree at George Mason University (Mason)

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Political Science Degree

The political science program at George Mason University prepares students for careers in federal, state, and local governments, as well as law, business, international organizations, nonprofit associations, campaign management and polling, journalism, electoral politics, and more. The program focuses the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Program courses include: political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of political institutions and processes. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer political science degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Political Science Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. George Mason University has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree1
Master's Degree24
Doctorate Degree2

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male17
Female10

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian1
Hispanic1
White22
Unknown3

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Political Science program at George Mason University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Regulatory Affairs Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.

Political Scientists

Description

Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, political scientists employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -2.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Hourly Rate: $56.32
    • Average Annual Salary: $117140

Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Political Science Programs in Virginia

Political Science programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Marymount University

Arlington, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

  • Political Science (B)

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 42 students completed this program

Programs

  • Political Science (B)

Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Political Science (B)

Randolph - Macon College

Ashland, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Political Science (B)

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 110 students completed this program

Programs

  • Political Science (B,M,D)

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 28 students completed this program

Programs

  • Political Science (B)

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 85 students completed this program

Programs

  • Political Science (B,M)

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 130 students completed this program

Programs

  • Political Science (B)

Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Political Science (B)

Mary Baldwin College

Staunton, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

  • Political Science (B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
68.87%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
71%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
50

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,093