How To Apply to the Graduate Program in Political Science

  1. Fill out the application form at the University of Memphis Graduate School website: www.memphis.edu/graduateadmissions/. 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 report if you want to use that instead of the GRE).

  2. Send physically to the address below or via email to Ms. Jessica Abernathy the following:
  • A completed copy of the Political Science application form available here.
  • A photocopy of your GRE score report or LSAT score report.
  • A typed personal statement. This is an essay about why you wish to pursue a graduate degree in political science.
  • Two letters of recommendation (preferably from professors who are familiar with your work).  Please have letters of recommendation emailed directly to Ms. Abernathy.
  • Photocopies of your undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts.

     3. Email Dr. Shelby Grossman and Ms. Jessica Abernathy 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. Jessica Abernathy
Department of Political Science
437 Clement Hall
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152