All of the students who make normal progress complete political science and outside course work for the PhD in three years. A student concentrates in two subfields.
Each student must also satisfy a foreign language/research methodology requirement before taking preliminary examinations. It is expected that students will complete their preliminary written and oral exams by the spring of the third year, but in any case no later than the fall of the fourth year. Students entering with a Masters degree in political science can usually expect to transfer some course work, and thus shorten their course of study.
Feminist and Critical Sexuality Studies:
Political Psychology: The department offers a minor in Political Psychology. The graduate minor has a structured curriculum and provides a foundation in basic areas of Political Psychology. In addition the program offers training in theory and methods. The faculty for the program are drawn from ten departments within the Graduate School and Law School. The center for this program currently edits the Journal of Political Psychology.
Graduate Studies Assistant
Director of Graduate Studies