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:
- Complete the online application form. (Available September 12, 2022)
- Submit the $95 application fee to the Graduate School (you will be prompted to enter credit card information when you have completed the application form)
Include in your online application:
- statement of purpose
- writing sample
- at least three letters of recommendation
- original transcripts from all universities previously attended
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 9th, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. CST. No exceptions will be made.
Letters of recommendation are due by December 16th, 2022 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
601 University Place
Evanston, IL 60208