Political Science: PhD

Graduate Program in Political Science

Dec. 7
Doctor of Philosophy
2 years minimum

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.

Updated: 11/2022

Application Materials:
  • GRE General Test not accepted
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details

Jeff Harden
Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: (574) 631-9017
Email: psdgs@nd.edu