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Dr. Gretchen Bauer, Interim Director of Graduate Studies
Our graduate program in political science reflects changes in the discipline, shifts in the political
landscape, and the additional new faculty who have expanded the depth and breadth
of our offerings. We currently offer a Ph.D. specializing in four of the major subfields of political science: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory. Within each of
these fields we offer coursework as well as faculty mentorship, encouraging
students to get grounding in the traditional subfields as well as designing a
research program drawing from our different faculty strengths. Within and
across subfields we have clusters of faculty specializing in global governance, political psychology, political behavior, quantitative and qualitative methodology, security studies, critical theory, constructivism, and gender and politics. Our department complements training inside the department with
interdisciplinary ties to the Department of Women and Gender Studies, Department of Communication, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Africana Studies, the Center for Global and Area Studies and others.
We also provide students with access to a
variety of methodological skills through coursework inside and outside
the department, in addition to off-campus opportunities such as
attending the ICPSR at the University of Michigan and the
Institute for Qualitative and Multi-method Research at Syracuse
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Dr. Joanne Miller
Director of Graduate Studies
Our program is a Ph.D. program, with students
earning an M.A. along the way. Ph.D. students pursue two subfields of
Political Science. Each subfield offers students opportunities to
explore in depth complex theoretical, conceptual, and practical
questions related to particular issues, and to develop specific research
interests under the guidance of distinguished faculty.
50 graduate students from all over the United States and the world are
currently enrolled in our graduate program. Our faculty provide close
advising and mentoring to our graduate students who find a collegial
atmosphere in the department. Through colloquia, seminars and an annual
spring speaker series, we offer a stimulating intellectual environment.
In addition, we provide our advanced graduate students with
opportunities to teach their own courses. Finally, we encourage our
advanced graduate students to present their research at conferences and
to publish their scholarship in peer-reviewed journals.
excited about the growth and new directions in graduate education in our
department and at our University, and we encourage you to explore our
website to learn more about our program.
Should you have
any questions, please contact Dr. Joanne Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org), director of graduate studies.