PhD Political Science Programs
The PhD in Political Science students work to advance the body of knowledge in the discipline. 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.
Popular Schools with PhD in Political Science Programs
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.
|State||Employment||Annual Mean Wage|
|District of Columbia||3,670||$123,070|
DID YOU KNOW? According to the BLS, employment of political scientists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2021 to 2031.
|Metro Area||Annual Mean Salary||Employment|
|New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA||$122,500||90|
|Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC||$118,430||30|
|Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX||$85,990||0|
GradSchools.com offers 105 Graduate Schools with PhD in Political Science and Doctorate Programs
Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies
University of Oregon
University of Pittsburgh
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Nottingham
Washington State University
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Claremont Graduate University