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Learn More About Our Program

Graduate Programs

The Department of Political Science offers a comprehensive curriculum leading to a Master’s Degree (MA) or to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

How to Apply

Here you will find information on how to apply, our application requirements, and answers to some frequently asked questions.

Financial Support

The Department of Political Science offers two main types of financial support to graduate students: graduate assistantships and tuition waivers. Both types of support are competitively awarded.

Hire a PhD

View profiles of current PhD students and recent graduates on the job market. Please contact William Franko, Director of Graduate Studies, for more information.

Recent Graduates

Our doctoral students have gone on to earn tenure track positions at college and universities, and our PhD and MA graduates have also been employed by government agencies and non-profit institutions.


Resources for current graduate students and faculty including the Graduate Handbook, dissertation prospectus requirements, and Eberly College links.

Christina Fattore


Erik Herron

Eberly Family Distinguished Professor

Mason Moseley

Associate Professor