The Department of Political Science offers comprehensive Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree programs. These programs train students for academic and research careers as political scientists and as practitioners in the political world. Students pursue their interests in courses representing all of the discipline's major fields: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, public law and research methods. In addition, we have particularly strong offerings in the sub-fields of political behavior, comparative democratization, and international governance.
Our programs have much to offer--unique research opportunities, valuable teaching experience, and (above all) intellectual challenge. The Department is proud of its rich, longstanding commitment to academic excellence, its diverse and dynamic student body, and its accomplished faculty. Our graduates fill important posts in research universities, teaching colleges, government, and the private sector. The Department offers graduate research and teaching assistantships on a competitive basis. We hope you will apply to join us!
Departmental Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Amy Steigerwalt
1007 Langdale Hall
Departmental Assistant for Graduate Studies
1005 Langdale Hall