Application Information

Political Science Application Requirements:


  • Online application form

  • PhD applications are due January 15

  • MA applications are due March 1

  • Transcripts for all post-secondary schooling

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • Personal statement

  • Resume / CV

  • Official GRE scores, less than 2 years old, are required for 2022. The Institution code for Syracuse University is 2823. No need to include a department code.

  • Official TOEFL scores for all international students, other than those with English as a first language and/or a degree from an undergraduate or postgraduate educational institution that taught all classes in English.  *Please note that the Political Science Department does NOT accept IELTS in place of TOEFL.

  • Writing samples are required for Ph.D. applicants, such as a seminar paper, senior thesis or MA thesis.  

  • International students, please see the International Requirements page for more information on what you will need to apply.