College of Arts & Sciences Political Science

PhD in Political Science Program

Program Overview

The curriculum of the PhD program in Political Science is designed to strengthen the knowledge and research competencies of its students. Our goal is to advance understanding and explanation in the fields of public administration and policy and American political institutions.  This will enhance professional practice in the state and region through the placement of well-trained practitioners and academics.  The delivery of the PhD program is designed to accommodate non-traditional students maintaining full-time employment, as well as traditional students who make doctoral studies their primary professional focus.  All PhD courses adopt a blended face-to-face and distance delivery method to insure the greatest possible flexibility and student/faculty collaboration.  

The PhD program offers two Areas of Emphasis:
  • American Political Institutions
  • Public Administration and Policy

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