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Ph.D. Program in Political Science

About Our Program

The Political Science program at the Graduate Center, CUNY consists of a community of scholars dedicated to the tasks of acquiring, expanding, and transmitting reliable knowledge about political phenomena. Its essential function is to educate professional political scientists, capable of independent research and qualified for careers in academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the private sector.

2015 Annual Political Science Graduate Student Conference
Friday, February 27, 8:45-5:30


The Ph.D. and M.A. Programs in Political Science offers three degree programs and features courses in five subfields:

• American Politics
• Comparative Politics
• International Relations
• Political Theory
• Public Policy

In addition, students can specialize in Writing Politics, which trains them to write serious political analysis for an audience outside of the discipline. While the Ph.D. and M.A. Programs feature a diversity of approaches, all students are expected to specialize in and develop an understanding of the discipline as a whole.

Contacts

Joe Rollins

Executive Officer
Graduate Center
Political Science
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4309


Phone: (212) 817-8670

Alyson Cole

Deputy Executive Officer
Graduate Center
Political Science
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4309


Phone: (212) 817-8670

Office Hours: Th, 11 -1

Margaret Cook

Assistant Program Officer
The Graduate Center
Political Science
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10016-4309


Phone: 212-817-8670