The faculty actively conducts research that advances systematic knowledge of domestic and international political processes, behavior, institutions, organizations, public opinion and policy issues. Graduate students learn—through both coursework and by collaborating with faculty—to answer interesting, relevant questions using a variety of appropriate and sophisticated methods. Our undergraduate curriculum focuses on analytic, communication, and research skills that prepare students for a range of careers in the public and private sectors and in academia.
We offer state-of-the-art teaching by research-active faculty members working at
the cutting edge of the discipline. Through a range of smaller
upper-level courses and capstone seminars, students can interact closely
with faculty members, and we provide various opportunities to learn
through research and internships as well as encourage international
study and study abroad.