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Our interdisciplinary PhD program unites eminent political scientists and exceptional graduate students in researching all aspects of politics. Our faculty foster the growth of insightful, thoughtful, and engaged students who explain empirical regularities and undertake normative analyses of political life.

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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.

College Resources

Visit CLA’s website for graduate students to learn about collegiate funding opportunities, student support, career services, and more.

CLA's graduate student website