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Since 2004, 106 students have completed a PhD in political science at the University of Minnesota. Of these graduates 88% are in academic or academic-related appointments; 70% of these hold tenure-track or tenured academic appointments at major state flagship universities, elite private universities, and leading liberal arts colleges, as well as at smaller regional, state university branch campuses. A small but growing number of students use their PhDs to pursue non-academic research careers in government, the private non-profit sector and NGOs, and business.

Political science graduates have found homes at a variety of academic institutions and businesses around the globe, including:

  • Albert Magnus College
  • Albion College
  • American University
  • Arizona State University
  • Ateneo de Manila University
  • Barnard College
  • Berea College
  • Bilgi University
  • Bogazici University, Turkey
  • Bucknell University
  • Carleton College
  • Colby-Sawyer College
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • College of Wooster
  • Dartmouth
  • Duke University
  • East China Normal University
  • Elon University
  • European University Institute, Firenze
  • Exeter College
  • Florida State University
  • Furman University
  • George Washington University
  • Gothenburg University, Sweden
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Hamilton College
  • Hamline University
  • Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea
  • High Point University
  • Indiana University
  • Iowa State University
  • Istanbul Sehir University
  • Istanbul Technical University
  • Izmir University
  • John Jay College
  • KOC University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Laborers' International Union of North America
  • Loyola University
  • Loyola University, Maryland
  • McMaster University
  • Miami University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Middlebury College
  • Naval Academy
  • New York University
  • Newcastle University
  • Oberlin College
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Oxford University
  • Pacific University
  • Purdue University
  • Randolph College
  • Rhodes College
  • San Diego State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • Simmons College
  • SOAS University of London
  • Southwestern University
  • St. Olaf College
  • Texas A&M University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Trinity College
  • Tulane University
  • Universidad de los Andes
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • University of Bristol
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Universidad de Lima
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • University of Michigan
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Southern Florida
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Texas Austin
  • University of Tulsa
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • U.S. Bank
  • Vassar College
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington State University
  • Wesleyan University
  • Whitman College
  • Willamette University
  • Williams College
  • Wooster University