Show The Graduate Center Menu

Ph.D. Program in Political Science

About Our Program

The Political Science program at the Graduate Center, CUNY 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.

2015 Annual Political Science Graduate Student Conference
Friday, February 27, 8:45-5:30

The Ph.D. and M.A. Programs in Political Science offers three degree programs and features courses in five subfields:

• American Politics
• Comparative Politics
• International Relations
• Political Theory
• Public Policy

In addition, students can specialize in Writing Politics, which trains them to write serious political analysis for an audience outside of the discipline. While the Ph.D. and M.A. Programs feature a diversity of approaches, all students are expected to specialize in and develop an understanding of the discipline as a whole.


Alyson Cole

Acting Executive Officer
Graduate Center
Political Science
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 100164309

Phone: (212) 817-8670

Margaret Cook

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

Phone: 212-817-8670