PhD in Political Science

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science offers students focused options through four fields:

Our PhD program serves an audience of students interested in research and policy careers as well as academic positions. The department and its faculty are committed to providing doctoral students with an excellent educational experience through coursework, comprehensive examinations, and the dissertation. The majority of students in the program are full-time but we do allow for part-time study.

The curriculum introduces students to all four fields and also develops their research skills through a series of methodology courses. Students may develop a traditional, academic focus in one of the fields, or they may combine it with public policy to highlight a policy orientation.

For a full guide with requirements and information about our PhD program, please see our most recent Graduate Student Guide.