Political Science: PhD

Graduate Program in Political Science

Dec. 15
Doctor of Philosophy
2 years minimum

Program Handbook

In an exceptionally collaborative department, political science graduate students at Notre Dame learn from more than 45 faculty members, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized scholars. Faculty interests are diverse, making it possible for graduate students to explore almost any area of political science and most regions of the world. The program boasts excellence in American politics; comparative politics; constitutional studies; international relations; and political theory. Political science also features a minor subfield in methodology that students can study in addition to their major subfield requirements.

Last updated: 08/31/2023

Application Materials:
  • GRE General Test required
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
  • Unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary institution required at the time of application. (Official transcript showing conferral of a bachelor's degree due upon enrollment.)

Sebastian Rosato
Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: 574-631-0378
Email: srosato@nd.edu