How to Become a Political Science Professor?


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How to Become a Political Science Professor ?

Teaching jobs are very respectable job as well as very responsible job.If you are interested in teaching and you already have a bachelor degree in political science than you can become a Political Science Professor. One of the best reason to choose to become a political Science Professor is highest paying salary as well as respectfull job position with responsibilities. 

This article is about how to become a Political Science Professor with all the steps to become a Political Science Professor.

This career will provide you wide scope.Political scientists study and analyse the origins, growth and operation of governments and political systems.There are many facets to the field of political science, and as you complete your education, you may find you prefer one area of the field over another.

Some political scientists whose careers focus on international relations may travel globally to perform important research into the current political and economic environment, policy practices and other international political operations.

Skills required

You must improve teaching skills.

A political scientist professor requires skills in communication, critical thinking and writing. They should have intellectual curiosity to search for new information and ideas for research and original papers that would be current.

Steps to become a Political Scientist

Complete your class 12th in arts stream

Earn bachelor degree in political science

Earn Master degree

Prepare for ugc not exam or other state professor exam while doing master degree

Clear entrance exam like ugc net exam or State exams for assistance professor post

Earn PhD degree for more knowledge

Eligibility criteria

For bachelor degree in political science professor

Must have passed class 12th.

For master degree

Must have hold bachelor degree in political science.

For PhD degree

Must have passed Master degree with 55% and clear the entrance exam.

Minimum Education required

M.A(Political Science)

M.A. (Hons) (Political Science)

The main qualification for becoming a Political Scientist professor is Master’s Degree or PhD in Political Science, Public Administration or a related field.

Developing, testing and evaluating political theories and ideas

Evaluating how policies and laws affect governments, businesses and citizens

Monitoring and staying updated on current political events, implemented policies and other related issue.

Degree required

B.A. (Political Science)

B.A. (Hons) (Political Science)

M.A. (International Relations and Political Science)

M.A. (Political Science and Public Administration)

M.A. (Political Science)

M.Phil. (Political Science)

PhD (Political Science)

After completing this course you can also able to work as a journalist, politician, law and many more.

In order to be accepted into a graduate program an aspirant needs undergraduate courses in writing, statistics, and political science. Some colleges and universities offer master’s degrees in international relations, political science, or other specialities of political science. It is also advantageous for an applicant to have experience from an internship or a related field.


Political Science Professors in America make an average salary of $78,201 per year or $38 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $143,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $42,000 per year.

The average salary for a Professor is ₹16,73,000 per year (₹90,620 per month), which is ₹12,85,500 (+332%) higher than the national average salary in India. A Professor can expect an average starting salary of ₹5,11,000.

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