Curriculum and Degree Information

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

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.

Ph.D. Program Details M.A. Program Details

Writing Politics

In addition to the five available subfields, students can specialize in Writing Politics, which trains them to write serious political analysis for an audience outside of the discipline.

Many of our faculty, students, and alum regularly contribute to public debates by publishing in widely read magazines, op-ed columns, and blogs. You can find their latest publications in our Twitter feed, in our program news, and each semester in our department newsletter Homo Politicus.

Writing Politics courses are offered every semester. Recent offerings include:

  • Writing Politics I and II

  • Blogging and Public Intellectuals

  • Campaigns and Elections