Political Science, PhD

The PhD program in political science is intended to develop scholars who demonstrate a high level of excellence in teaching and research as professional political scientists. It is distinguished by a wide variety of areas of specialization, including:

  • American politics
  • comparative politics
  • international relations
  • political theory*

*Students interested in a political theory specialization should consult with the academic unit prior to application.

Degree Offered

Political Science, PhD
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of


Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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