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Dual Degree Programs

JD/PhD Program

The combined JD/PhD program is run concurrently between Northwestern's Law School and the Department of Political Science. It is designed for a select number of students wishing to study both law and political science. Potential students must be admitted to both programs. Interested Students should speak to Traci Burch or Karen Alter.

Dual PhD Programs with  Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Graduate students in Political Science—particularly in the fields of International Relations, Comparative Politics and Political Theory—are eligible for the innovative dual PhD programs that Northwestern has established with the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. Proficiency in French is required, but can be acquired with support from the French Interdisciplinary Group. Interested students should speak to Michael Loriaux.

iCourts PhD in Law

Northwestern Political Science doctoral students can apply to earn a Phd in Law from the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law.  Funding for the dual degree is available through the iCourts Center of Excellence.  Interested students should speak to Karen Alter.