Best Political Science Colleges in Massachusetts

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in Massachusetts that offer Political Science degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 41 Political Science schools located within Massachusetts. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Political Science Colleges in Massachusetts for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Harvard University Cambridge, MA

OK, bet you know where we’re going with this when we toss out the names John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. Yes, all of these men graced the hallowed halls of Harvard for either undergraduate studies or to pursue a law or business degree.

Interestingly, Harvard does not possess a traditional political science department. Rather, such instruction falls under the Department of Government. Why set things up this way? (You know a school this prestigious must have a good reason.) According to the department’s FAQ page:

Government incorporates the combined knowledge and methodology of several disciplines – history, economics, philosophy, psychology, and sociology, among others – and applies them to the study of politics. The discipline has porous boundaries, and is therefore an extremely flexible concentration. It allows you to decide the direction of your studies according to your inclinations and interests: globalization, human rights, the U.S. Presidency, war and terrorism, area studies, political philosophy. Additionally, the study of Government will develop your writing and analytical abilities, and prepare you to be a cognizant and responsible citizen in our rapidly changing world.

Don’t worry, though. You’ll still leave well-versed on fundamentals such as American politics and political theory. But along the way, you may choose also to explore courses with intriguing titles such as “Is Democracy Possible Everywhere?” and “The Politics of Climate Change.”

Based on 44 Reviews
2 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College offers 4 Political Science Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 159 students graduated in the study area of Political Science with students earning 147 Bachelor's degrees, 9 Master's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
3 University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, MA

University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 5 Political Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 226 students graduated in the study area of Political Science with students earning 184 Bachelor's degrees, 32 Certificates degrees, 6 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.

Based on 72 Reviews
4 Northeastern University Boston, MA

Northeastern University offers 4 Political Science Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 129 students graduated in the study area of Political Science with students earning 112 Bachelor's degrees, 13 Master's degrees, and 4 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 48 Reviews
5 Williams College Williamstown, MA

Williams College offers 2 Political Science Degree programs. It's a small private university in a outlying town. In 2015, 51 students graduated in the study area of Political Science with students earning 51 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
6 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers 4 Political Science Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 15 students graduated in the study area of Political Science with students earning 7 Doctoral degrees, 4 Bachelor's degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
7 Wellesley College Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College offers 2 Political Science Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 59 students graduated in the study area of Political Science with students earning 59 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
8 Boston University Boston, MA

Boston University offers 4 Political Science Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 109 students graduated in the study area of Political Science with students earning 92 Bachelor's degrees, 12 Doctoral degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.

Based on 104 Reviews
9 Tufts University Medford, MA

Tufts University offers 2 Political Science Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 68 students graduated in the study area of Political Science with students earning 68 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
10 Amherst College Amherst, MA

Amherst College offers 2 Political Science Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 34 students graduated in the study area of Political Science with students earning 34 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews

List of all Political Science Colleges in Massachusetts

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Harvard University Harvard University Cambridge, MA
5/5
14 : 1 29,652
Boston College Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
5/5
15 : 1 14,354
University of Massachusetts-Amherst University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, MA
3/5
21 : 1 29,269
Northeastern University Northeastern University Boston, MA
5/5
15 : 1 19,940
Williams College Williams College Williamstown, MA
5/5
7 : 1 2,171
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
5/5
8 : 1 11,331
Wellesley College Wellesley College Wellesley, MA
5/5
7 : 1 2,510
Boston University Boston University Boston, MA
5/5
11 : 1 32,158
Tufts University Tufts University Medford, MA
5/5
11 : 1 11,137
Amherst College Amherst College Amherst, MA
5/5
8 : 1 1,795
College of the Holy Cross College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA
5/5
9 : 1 2,729
Suffolk University Suffolk University Boston, MA
5/5
18 : 1 7,922
Smith College Smith College Northampton, MA
5/5
9 : 1 2,874
Simmons College Simmons College Boston, MA
5/5
14 : 1 5,662
University of Massachusetts-Lowell University of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell, MA
3/5
25 : 1 18,047
Mount Holyoke College Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA
5/5
9 : 1 2,215
Westfield State University Westfield State University Westfield, MA
3/5
20 : 1 6,496
Emmanuel College Emmanuel College Boston, MA
5/5
17 : 1 2,201
Bridgewater State University Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, MA
3/5
23 : 1 11,089
Clark University Clark University Worcester, MA
5/5
14 : 1 3,485
University of Massachusetts-Boston University of Massachusetts-Boston Boston, MA
3/5
20 : 1 17,030
Lesley University Lesley University Cambridge, MA
5/5
17 : 1 5,067
Western New England University Western New England University Springfield, MA
5/5
15 : 1 3,912
Gordon College Gordon College Wenham, MA
5/5
16 : 1 2,045
Framingham State University Framingham State University Framingham, MA
3/5
27 : 1 6,398

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Massachusetts Schools offering online Political Science degrees

Online Political Science degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 170 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Political Science degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Harvard University 0 0 146 24 0
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth 0 0 24 0 0
Northeastern University Global Network 0 0 9 0 0
How many Massachusetts schools offer online Political Science degrees?
  • 3 Bachelor's
  • 1 Master's

What Political Science degree programs were earned in Massachusetts?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 1 Colleges 2 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 40 Colleges 1,627 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 2 Colleges 32 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 6 Colleges 67 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 8 Colleges 70 Graduates
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