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Information for Prospective Students

Northwestern University’s Department of Political Science has 40 full-time faculty studying politics in its many forms. Our faculty are leaders in their respective fields, with research interests that span sub-fields. 

In the following pages, we provide explanations of the application process, the materials required, financial support provided and housing. Our Frequently Asked Questions help fill in the gaps of other aspects of our program.

Questions concerning the admissions requirements, application procedures, and/or the overall graduate program, should be directed to