University of Iowa

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Political Science


The University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA 52242

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Political Science at the University of Iowa offers a rich program of graduate study that has as its foundation a group of faculty members who are committed to first-rate research and teaching. The University of Iowa Political Science Department ranks among the best in the country in terms of scholarly quality as measured by faculty publications in the leading professional journals. The primary areas ofexpertise, along with three representative publications, are listed below for each of our distinguished faculty members. Students receive graduate training through seminars, through collaborative work with other faculty, and through daily interaction with other students. The result is that graduates from the University of Iowa frequently enter the job market with publications in hand. According to our past experience, after obtaining the doctoral degree, graduates can expect to find employment in high quality colleges and universities.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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