PhD in Political Science
Gain research-focused expertise in the study of politics and government in the U.S. and abroad, preparing you for influential roles in academia, research, and careers in government, consulting, nonprofits, and nongovernmental organizations.
The PhD in political science prepares you for teaching, research, and careers in government, consulting, nonprofits, and nongovernmental organizations. The program allows you to combine your studies with experience in the kinds of complex domestic and international political organizations you will be studying.
This model for political science education, patterned after the American Political Science Association’s Congressional Fellows Program, is designed to foster scholarship and a firsthand understanding of domestic and international institutions such as think tanks, international bodies, nongovernmental organizations, journals of political opinion, and congressional and executive branch offices.
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