Political Science

Program Summary

The Doctor of Philosophy in political science program enhances your leadership and research skills while you specialize in American government, comparative politics, international relations, political theory or public administration. You will build on your existing theoretical knowledge, writing and research skills while you further specialize in one of five subfields of study.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: Ph.D. in Political Science

Area(s) of Emphasis

  • American Government
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Theory
  • Public Administration
  • International Relations

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 3

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S.
Fall May 1 July 15
Spring October 1 December 10
Summer June 1

For More Information

Department of Political Science
Zulauf Hall 415
Program website

Director of Graduate Studies
Michael Clark

Application Contact

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