The MA programs in Political Science attract an outstanding selection of well-qualified, diverse body of students. The programs target both future academics and students who wish to pursue professions in non-academic jobs requiring considerable skills in social and political analysis, typically in the civil service, the news media, NGOs, political and cultural organizations, and private businesses. To serve this multifaceted constituency, the programs put considerable emphasis on developing research and writing skills that are valued in all work environments that require the ability to develop, probe, and convey complex ideas efficiently, logically, and lucidly.
Students seeking admission to the Political Science Department’s MA program must meet the general CEU admissions requirements. Successful applicants usually hold a first degree in economics, history, law, political science or sociology, although other degrees will be given equal consideration. Candidates for the one-year MA program must have at least four-years university education prior to CEU, candidates with three-year BA degrees should apply to the two-year MA program offered by the department.
Deadlines for the Academic Year 2021-2022:
February 1, 2021 (23:59, Central European Time)
Deadline for applicants to master’s programs who wish to be considered for CEU financial aid (if applicable). Scholarship application deadline for doctoral programs. All applications must be complete with relevant standard test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, etc.).
March 15, 2021 (23:59, Central European Time)
Final application deadline for self-financing Master’s applicants who are citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA area and require a study visa. All applications must be complete with applicable standard test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, etc.).
August 16, 2021 (23:59, Central European Time)
Final application deadline for self-financing master’s applicants from EU/EEA countries (or who hold a valid permanent residency permit in an EU/EEA country). All applications must be complete with applicable standard test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, etc.). Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis (subject to spaces available).
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