Admissions Information


Students are normally expected to present:

  1. An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or a 3.2 GPA in the final two years of undergraduate study (last 60 semester hours)
  2. Successful applicants selected for the program generally present a Verbal score of at least 153, a Qualitative score of at least 144, and an Analytical score of at least 4.0
  3. Two letters of recommendation. The standardized electronic form must be accompanied by a separate letter of recommendation. A comment or two on the standardized electronic form is not adequate. The separate letter can be uploaded when the referee submits the standardized electronic form.
  4. A personal statement, the statement should be 300-500 words in length (typed) in essay form detailing educational and professional experiences and goals as these relate to the pursuit of graduate studies in the Political Science Department at the University of Louisville.
  5. To begin the application process please click here.


Application for admission must be made by:
July 15 (Fall semester);
November 15 (Spring semester);