Prepare for a top-level academic or public service career in this highly regarded doctoral program that produces leading scholars with sharp analytical skills and influence.
Gain knowledge, theoretical perspectives and methodological skills to conduct research and teach in the fields of political science and international relations. Conduct and publish original research with the mentorship and collaboration of a vibrant, growing faculty. Prepare to succeed in a competitive market with placement assistance and financial support packages.
Choose a focus from six major and seven minor fields of study to produce advanced scholarly work.
Be competitive in the academic job market thanks to outstanding faculty mentorship and teaching opportunities.
Enjoy our department's collaborative environment, in which students conduct and contribute to meaningful research.
Benefit from an expansive and supportive network of alumni after graduation.
What You’ll Study
You'll choose two focus areas from American or comparative politics, international relations, political theory, public law, public administration/policy and research methodology. Acquire knowledge of the disciplines, then develop a project to examine an important question in political science and use your quantitative skills to conduct research.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students
Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Using your degree
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