Purdue University

College of Liberal Arts

Political Science


Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual & Performing Arts

Krannert Center, Suite 104; 425 W. State Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

You will find graduate work in our department rewarding and challenging. The department offers Masters and Doctorate degrees designed to prepare students for teaching and research careers. There are several features which make our Graduate Program in Political Science an unusual and outstanding one. With about 75 graduate students and 25 faculty members, we offer balanced educational opportunities in most of the traditional sub-fields of political science. We know that there are a lot of fine graduate programs in political science, but we believe that ours has some important strengths that we hope you will consider. The department offers five areas of interest: (1) Political Behavior and Institutions; (2) Comparative Politics; (3) International Relations; (4) Political Theory; and (5) Public Policy & Public Administration. The Fall application deadline for ALL applicants is January 15th, while the Spring application deadline is October 15th. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Thank you for your interest in the Political Science Graduate Program. Professor Eric Waltenburg, Director of Graduate Program Daniele Sharp, Graduate Coordinator


Purdue University is an accredited member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 336 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 9478 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 27646 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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