University of Southern California

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Political Science


University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA 90007

United States


(213) 740-2311

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.- Political Science, M.A.- Political Science;

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The graduate program in political science has developed special strengths in five areas: (1) American politics and policy processes--the presidency, Congress, Supreme Court, parties, ethnic politics, political behavior, mass media, campaign finance and ideologies; (2) comparative politics--Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China,Japan, Korea, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America; (3) political theory--classical and modern Western and East Asian, Middle Eastern, American, feminism, critical theory, the politics of culture; (4) public law and public policy--constitutional law, judicial processes; comparative legal systems, international human rights, cultural diversity, health policy, disability policy, and environmental policy; and (5) international politics--transnational studies and international issues with linkages to domestic politics and human rights.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial Aid is available Federal Student Loans. Applicants may apply by completing the FAFSA and applying code 001328. Several scholarships also available.

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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