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How To Apply to the Graduate Program in Political Science


First, fill out the application form at the University of Memphis Graduate School website: . They will need official copies of your academic transcripts and of your GRE score report (we also accept LSAT – send them an unofficial photocopy of your LSAT score if you want to use that instead of the GRE).


Second, send to the address below, the following:

 1.      A photocopy of your GRE score report or LSAT score

 2.      A typed personal statement. This is an essay about why you wish to pursue a graduate degree in political science.

 3.      Two letters of recommendation (preferably from professors who are familiar with your work)

 4.      Photocopies of your undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts


Third, e-mail Dr. Eric Groenendyk ( and Ms. Angela Kuykendoll ( as soon as you have applied online and have sent in your materials, so we can make sure timely action is taken on your file.


Graduate Program Admissions

c/o Ms. Angela Kuykendoll

Department of Political Science

437 Clement Hall

The University of Memphis

Memphis, TN 38152

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