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Political Science (PhD)

Political Science (PhD)


For most students, arriving at a course of study in political science will involve selection of two focus fields from among five fields:

  • American Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Political Methodology
  • Political Theory

in addition to a course-out minor from either one of the above fields, a graduate interdisciplinary specialization or a graduate minor. Students may also choose one or more departmental specializations in the fields:

  • Formal Theory
  • Political Economy
  • Political Psychology
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

More individualized programs emphasizing either breadth or depth may be developed in consultation with an academic advisor.