Political Science Schools In Massachusetts

Massachusetts has 40 accredited political science schools where political science faculty who teach political science classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of political science and political science training in Massachusetts, which includes political science training at the following levels:

  • Political Science Certificate
  • Associates degree in Political Science
  • Bachelors degree in Political Science
  • Masters degree in Political Science
  • PhD degree in Political Science


Schools

  1. American International College

    1000 State Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109

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  2. Amherst College

    Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5000

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  3. Anna Maria College

    50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, Massachusetts 01612-1198

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  4. Assumption College

    500 Salisbury St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1296

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  5. Boston College

    140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

    31 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Boston University

    One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

    53 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Brandeis University

    415 South St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454-9110

    31 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Bridgewater State University

    131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325

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  9. Cape Cod Community College

    2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, Massachusetts 02668-1599

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  10. Clark University

    950 Main St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-1477

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. Emmanuel College in Boston

    400 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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  12. Fitchburg State University

    160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420-2697

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  13. Framingham State University

    100 State Street, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701-9101

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  14. Gordon College in Wenham

    255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, Massachusetts 01984

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  15. Hampshire College

    893 West St, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5001

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  16. Harvard University

    Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    1 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  17. College of the Holy Cross

    One College Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-2395

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  18. University of Massachusetts-Lowell

    1 University Ave, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854-5104

    177 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  19. University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  20. University of Massachusetts-Boston

    100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, Massachusetts 02125-3393

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  21. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  22. Merrimack College

    315 Turnpike St, North Andover, Massachusetts 01845

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  23. Mount Holyoke College

    50 College Street, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075-1489

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  24. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

    375 Church St, North Adams, Massachusetts 01247-4100

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  25. Northeastern University

    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  26. Pine Manor College

    400 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

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  27. Regis College

    235 Wellesley St, Weston, Massachusetts 02493-1571

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  28. Salem State University

    352 Lafayette St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970

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  29. Simmons College

    300 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5898

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  30. Bard College at Simon's Rock

    84 Alford Rd, Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230-9702

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  31. Smith College

    Elm St, Northampton, Massachusetts 01063

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  32. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

    285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747-2300

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  33. Stonehill College

    320 Washington Street, Easton, Massachusetts 02357-6110

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  34. Suffolk University

    8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

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  35. Tufts University

    28 Sawyer Avenue, Medford, Massachusetts 02155-5555

    29 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  36. Wellesley College

    106 Central St, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481-8203

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  37. Western New England College

    1215 Wilbraham Rd, Springfield, Massachusetts 01119-2684

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  38. Westfield State University

    577 Western Ave, Westfield, Massachusetts 01086-1630

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  39. Wheaton College in Norton

    26 E Main St, Norton, Massachusetts 02766

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  40. Williams College

    880 Main St, Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Political Science Employment

Massachusetts 640
National 20,400

Of all of the political science professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Massachusetts.

Employment Growth for Political science professionals In Massachusetts

550 590 570 660 640
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Massachusetts, the field of political science is growing. There were 90 more political science professionals working in Massachusetts in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of political science has grown by 16% in Massachusetts. This growth is faster than the change in the number of political science professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of political science professionals has grown by 14% from 2006 to 2010.

Political Science VS. All Professions salaries in Massachusetts

$81,870 $90,520 $90,840 $94,060 $93,730
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Political Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to political science professionals are growing in Massachusetts. Political science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $81,870 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $93,730 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Political science professionals in Massachusetts

10th percentile
$47,590
25th percentile
$64,660
50th percentile
$84,480
75th percentile
$111,720
90th percentile
$149,540

This represents a growth in salaries of 13%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 214% pay differential between the highest paid political science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of political science in Massachusetts.

Average Salaries for Political science professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Communications
$53,801
International Business
$88,468
Political Science
$93,730
Public Administration
$85,585

Political science professionals in Massachusetts earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Political Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Massachusetts

associate
1
bachelor
43
master
9
doctor
7
Certificate
1
Total61

The number of students graduating from the 40 accredited political science schools in Massachusetts is decreasing. In 2006 there were 1,924 political science graduates from political science courses in Massachusetts and in 2010 there were 1,644 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of political science school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts by 15%. A majority of these graduates, or 70%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in political science.

Political Science Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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