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.
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.
If you are a former student of the program and you are interested in apply for readmission, click here
for further information about the process.
Alyson Cole, Executive Officer
Fall 2019 Office Hours: Tuesday, 1pm-2pm/4:30pm-5:30pm or by appointment
Charles Tien, Deputy Executive Officer
Fall 2019 Office Hours: Thursday, 2pm-4pm, or by appointment
Michael Fortner, M.A. Advisor
Fall 2019 Office Hours: Wednesday, 5pm-7pm, or by appointment
Peter Liberman, Program Admissions Chair
Fall 2019 Office Hours: By appointment only
Philip Johnson, M.A. Writing Fellow
Fall 2019 Office Hours: Tuesday, 4pm-6pm & Wednesday, 6pm-8pm
Earl Fleary, Assistant Program Officer