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.
- Covering five main sub-fields of political science, we offer graduate training in American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory and methods.
- We let the questions guide the choice of investigatory method, and encourage students to probe complex problems, incorporating diverse and multiple methods into the study of political science.
- With a full range of methods and theory courses, we develop skills for our students to "think big."
- We have an excellent record of training and placing our students in research and teaching positions at universities and colleges, both in the United States and around the world.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.