Designed to train professional political scientists, the M.A./Ph.D. Program in Political Science provides students with opportunities to develop a substantive knowledge of politics and to increase their analytical and critical skills. Although the program features a diversity of approaches, all students are expected both to specialize and to develop an understanding of the discipline as a whole.
M.A. Program Inception: 1965
The Political Science Program features five fields and respective subfields.
American political thought; national institutions; constitutional law and judicial behavior; political processes (voting, parties, and public opinion); subnational politics and federalism.
Comparative method and analytical concepts; parliamentary democracies; post-communist political systems; modernizing nations; cross-system analysis.
Theories and concepts; foreign policy; international organization, interdependence, and transnationalism; international political economy.
Theories of the policy process; policy analysis; American public policy; comparative public policy; substantive public policy (e.g., health, housing, education); urban politics and policy.
Ancient and medieval political thought; modern political thought (Machiavelli through Marx); contemporary political thought (Nietzsche to the present); analytical theory; modern systematic theory.
Human Rights, Political Economy, Political Psychology, Quantitative Analysis, Urban Politics
New School University, Fordham University, New York University, Teachers College, Columbia University
Professor Joe Rollins
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4309