* * Spring health insurance amount includes summer.
You should have an undergraduate degree Grade Point Average of at least 2.75/4.0. Some degree programs require a higher Grade Point Average, though. See below for the full list of Grade Point Average requirements for each major.
If you have completed any previous graduate/master’s degree courses, you must have an overall graduate level Grade Point Average of at least a 3.0/4.0.
Incoming international graduate students must meet one of the criteria’s set forth in the below chart.
Completion of A-State's ESL Program: 90% or Above
Completion of CEA accredited language program: Completion certificate for completing all levels
Completion of HOFT Institute ESL Program: Completion certificate of the program
TOEFL-Paper Based*: 550
TOEFL-Paper Based, Revised*: 60
TOEFL-Internet Based***: 79
PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic): 56
iTEP Academic Plus*: 4.5
EIKEN: Grade Pre-1
SAT scores**: 550 (total on the Evidence-Based Reading/Writing score)
ACT scores**: 21 (total, and on both English and Reading sections)
High School Marks (India, Nepal and Pakistan): 65% in English at X and XII in Certificate
High School Marks (Kenya): 75% in English in Grade 10 and Grade 12
IB (International Baccalaureate): 5, 6 or 7 on English: Literature or Language & Literature
University Graduate from USA, UK, Canada (except Quebec), Australia and New Zealand: Must have completed two years there and graduated
Duolingo English Test: 105
*A-State’s institutional code to receive electronic tests is 6011.
**Test scores cannot be older than 2 years.
***Currently accepting TOEFL, internet based at home test.
A statement of interest outlining the applicant’s goal past the MA and the types of work he or she wishes to pursue in the program to realize that goal
A resume/curriculum vitae
An academic writing sample
For international students, TOEFL scores
Two letters of reference from people who can evaluate the applicant’s academic potential
The Mission of the MA program is to prepare students for future educational and career opportunities in both the public and private sectors. We accomplish this mission by equipping our students with substantive knowledge and methodological skills necessary to conduct research, instruct primary, secondary, and undergraduate students on civics, government, and politics, and/or pursue advanced graduate studies in professional programs (i.e., doctoral, law school, and other public and private related programs of study).
Health Insurance: $1100 USD per year