Purdue University

College of Liberal Arts

Political Science


West Lafayette, IN

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


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 001825

Locale: Large Suburb

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