PhD Political Science Programs
Doctoral students in a political science Ph.D. program work to advance the body of knowledge in the discipline. Students in a Ph.D. program in political science will undertake extensive research and conduct experiments to work towards developing new theories or applications of political theory.
Students should consider their goals in selecting a political science doctorate program – whether you are interested in starting a career in university level teaching and research or whether you wish to apply your knowledge and skills in the public or private sectors outside academia. Different programs may offer different advantages such as a small student to faculty ratio, the opportunity to teach, or faculty who share your research interests.
Most PhDs in Political Science are going to be campus-based programs. You can use our directory to search for programs in a particular city, state or open your search to the world. If you find that your goals don’t require the level of investment of a doctoral degree, you may want to consider a masters in political science or start with a graduate certificate to explore certain areas of interest.
- Stony Brook, NYStony Brook, NY
Stony Brook University (S.U.N.Y.)
The program builds on our successful, internationally renowned PhD program in political psychology. The M.A. degree program teaches advanced skills in political psychology, public opinion, and political attitudes. The Political Science M.A.
- Chestnut Hill, MAChestnut Hill, MA
The master’s and doctoral programs are flexible as to fields of study and courses. In addition to the wide range of courses offered within the Department, students have the opportunity to take courses in other departments at Boston College as well as at...
- Chicago, ILChicago, IL
Loyola University Chicago
The M.A. program in political science offers comprehensive training in the knowledge and skills which constitute professional competence in the field. The curriculum is designed to equip graduate students with a broad and solid foundation in political s...
- Pocatello, IDPocatello, ID
Idaho State University
Doctor of Arts in Political Science This program is intended for students interested in a career teaching political science in a variety of higher education settings ranging from community colleges to universities. Doctor of Arts recipients are prepare...
- East Lansing, MIEast Lansing, MI
Michigan State University
- Hamilton, ONHamilton, ON
- Tokyo, JapanTokyo, Japan
- Tokyo, JapanTokyo, Japan
- Uxbridge, United KingdomUxbridge, United Kingdom
- Providence, RIProvidence, RI
Welcome to Political Science, the fifth largest enrollment academic unit at Brown University. We offer courses in American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, Legal Studies, and Political Economy.
- Busan, KoreaBusan, Korea
Pusan National University
- Morgantown, WVMorgantown, WV
West Virginia University
- Irving, TXIrving, TX
University of Dallas
The politics program attempts to help students bring to contemporary political questions an understanding shaped by the great tradition of political p...
- Atlanta, GAAtlanta, GA
Georgia State University
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 politica...
- Albany, NYAlbany, NY
University At Albany (S.U.N.Y.)
Concentrations in; American and Comparative Political SystemsInternational RelationsPolitical TheoryPublic Law and Public Policy...
- Baltimore, MDBaltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University
- College Station, TXCollege Station, TX
Texas A&M University
- Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania
- Lincoln, NELincoln, NE
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Attractive features of graduate work in political science include outstanding access to computers (both personal and mainframe), data from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at Michigan, small seminars, and exceptional tea...
- Lincoln, NE
- Pullman, WAPullman, WA
Washington State University
- New York City, NYNew York City, NY
New School, The
Politics at The New School for Social Research emphasizes the theoretical dimension of political analysis, regarding both political explanation and normative evaluation. The department focuses on the historical roots of contemporary political forces...
- Ottawa, ONOttawa, ON
University of Ottawa
Program offered in French only.
- San Francisco, CASan Francisco, CA
University of California - Berkeley
- Burnaby, BCBurnaby, BC
Simon Fraser University
- North York, ONNorth York, ON
The program is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of politics and our commitment to critical thinking and political change. Featured areas of study are democratic administration and international political economy. Professors and graduat...