Top Political Science Departments

List of top leading political science departments:

University of California, San Diego - The Department of Political Science at UCSD is recognized as one of the best in the country. The National Academy of Sciences study ranks it among the top ten graduate programs in political science in the country. Another study completed at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, ranks it as 6th in the world. The department is also ranked 1st in the nation in overall graduate student satisfaction in the NAGPS National Doctoral Program Survey.

University of North Texas - The department of Political Science is home to outstanding scholars and teachers who combine both cutting edge research and award-winning teaching. The Political Science graduate program was ranked 51st in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2009). The Political Science department offers a BA in Political Science and a minor in Peace Studies; MA, MS, and PhD programs in American Politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Theory and Methodology.

Emory University - Ranked as a top 20 political science graduate program (“Ranking Doctoral Programs by Placement: A New Method”. PS Political Science & Politics, 2007). Emory graduates have taken tenure track jobs at a number of the leading research universities in America, including the University of Chicago, the University of Iowa, Indiana University, Washington University (St. Louis), Michigan State University, etc.

Texas A&M University - The University has established itself as one of the premiere locations for advanced political science training in the fields of American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, and Public Policy and Administration. The Department is regularly placed at or near the top of lists of political science departments in research productivity, especially in the discipline’s leading journals.

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