About the Ph.D. Program

Learn more about the Ph.D. program in political science at the University of Maryland.


Graduate Admissions

Information for prospective students about the graduate admissions process, application requirements, and funding.

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Fields of Study

The Ph.D. program in political science is organized into three primary fields: American Politics, Comparative Politics, and International Relations. We also offer secondary fields in Political Methodology and Formal Theory or Political Economy.

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Current Doctoral Students

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Resources for Current Ph.D. Students

Important program information for current Ph.D. students.


M.S. in Applied Political Analytics

The Applied Political Analytics Program (APAN) offers promising students an opportunity to earn a master’s degree in the high-demand and still-growing modern data science industry. The program is delivered as a standalone degree and a combined 4+1 BA/MS. Visit our homepage to learn more!


Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR)

The Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) combined program provides undergraduate students in BSOS, SPH, and JOUR an opportunity to earn a Bachelor's and Master's degree in five academic years.