The Department of Political Science offers flexible programs of graduate study leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Our aim is to provide the highest quality graduate training for students who go on to academic teaching and research positions, and to non-academic careers in the public and private sectors. Our department's faculty placed eighth in the nation in the Faculty Scholarly Production Index ranking. Our graduate students benefit from an active, engaged faculty, extensive methodological training, a focus in the department on inter-disciplinary approaches, and close work with a faculty mentor under our apprenticeship model of faculty-student relationships. Graduate students are involved in all areas of faculty research.
Information about our graduate program, facilities, and financial aid is detailed in our comprehensive handbook, Graduate Study in Political Science.
To see the profiles of current students enrolled in our graduate program, visit the department "People" webpage. To learn more about our students currently seeking academic positions, please visit the "On the Market" webpage.
Alumni and current students are invited to connect with one another through the MA/PhD LinkedIn group.
Graduate Program Advisor
Professor Pei-te Lien
Admission Committee Chair
Professor Garrett Glasgow
Graduate Program Coordinator
Professor M. Kent Jennings
Ellison Hall 3835
Hours: M-F 8am-12pm, 1-4:45pm