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Political Science Graduate Studies

The Political Science Department offers fully-accredited graduate degree programs leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

Our programs offer training in the following subfields of Political Science: comparative politics, international relations, political behavior, public administration and policy analysis, and public law.

The Department has 13 faculty members who hold doctoral degrees from leading research universities in the United States.  In addition to providing training in the above-mentioned political science subfields, our faculty advises master’s and doctoral research on a broad range of topics, including:

  • Courts and judicial behavior
  • Democracy and democratization
  • European, Eurasian and post-Soviet politics
  • Middle East politics
  • Politics and the media
  • Political behavior
  • Public management and administration
  • Race, ethnicity, citizenship, and nationalism
  • Religion and politics
For more information on applying to the graduate program,
see “For Applicants” page.