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Application Procedure

We warmly welcome your interest in the graduate program at the Department of Political Science. Before commencing the application process, please consult The Graduate School's Admissions page to ensure you have all the information you need.  Check our FAQs page for further information!

To apply for admission to the graduate program in Political Science, please follow these steps:

Include in your online application:

All materials should be submitted online, not mailed to our office.  Some international programs will only send paper copies of transcripts, which is acceptable.

For more information, visit the Graduate School application requirements page.

The application submission deadline is December 21st, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. CST. No exceptions will be made.

Letters of recommendation are due by December 30th, 2023 at 11:59 pm CST.  Late letters may not be reviewed.

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information.

Our mailing address, though ALL materials must be submitted online:

Coordinator of Graduate Admissions
Department of Political Science
Northwestern University
601 University Place
Evanston, IL 60208