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Our interdisciplinary graduate program unites distinguished political scientists and extraordinary graduate students in researching all aspects of politics. Minnesota’s renowned faculty foster the growth of insightful, thoughtful, and engaged students that share an abiding passion in explaining empirical regularities and

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What Sets Our Program Apart?

Through faculty-led seminars, interdisciplinary and field-specific colloquia, and informal graduate-led discussion and dissertation groups, graduate students join a vibrant, intellectual culture at the University.

What are our graduate students doing?

Most of our PhDs find employment in higher education as well as in state government or with non-profits. No matter the destination, our graduate program offers a transformative intellectual and personal experience.