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The CUNY Graduate Program in Political Science consists of a community of scholars dedicated to the tasks of acquiring, expanding, and transmitting reliable knowledge about political phenomena. Its essential function is to educate professional political scientists, capable of independent research and qualified for careers in academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. Although the Ph.D./M.A. Program in Political Science features a diversity of approaches, all students are expected both to specialize in and to develop an understanding of the discipline as a whole.

For those prospective students who were unable to attend our October Open House, you are welcome to join us for our End of the Year Party and Informal Open House
December 12, 2014 at 5:30 PM | Room 5200.07

Program Highlights

  • The Political Science Program is fortunate to have two new faculty members. Susan Buck-Morss and Uday Singh Mehta have joined the ranks of our political theorists.
  • Beginning with the Fall 2011 semester, the Graduate Center will offer affordable housing to doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and members of the faculty. The eight-story complex, located at 165 East 118th Street, will provide easy access to bus and subway lines and a quick commute to The Graduate Center. For more information, visit the Housing website.

Alyson Cole

Acting Executive Officer
Graduate Center
Political Science
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4309

Phone: (212) 817-8670
Hours: Th 11-1 and by appointment


Margaret Cook

Assistant Program Officer
The Graduate Center
Political Science
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4309

Phone: 212-817-8670
Hours: M-F 2-6