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CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Professor David Stasavage
DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES:
Professor Sanford Gordon
DIRECTOR OF M.A. PROGRAMS:
Clinical Professor Nicole Simonelli
Master of Arts Program in Politics
Admission to the M.A. program in politics is granted for the fall semester only. Admission is limited to students whose academic records and letters of recommendation indicate exceptional promise of success in the advanced study of political science. This means an outstanding undergraduate record or other related evidence. Applicants with lower averages may be admitted where there is indication of a particular strength in political science and clear aptitude for graduate work. The general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required of all students, including all international students applying from countries in which the GRE is offered. All international students who are not native English speakers are also required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Doctor of Philosophy Program in Politics
The goal of the Ph.D. program is to prepare students to conduct research, to teach, or to work in applied settings at the best institutions in the United States and abroad. To achieve this goal, the program specifies the distribution of courses, the substance and timing of requirements, the forms of faculty supervision, and the criteria for advancement within the program.
Dual Degree Doctor of Philosophy in Politics and Juris Doctor
This dual degree program allows accepted applicants to obtain a Ph.D. in politics from the Graduate School of Arts and Science and a J.D. from the School of Law. Students must complete requirements for both programs but may count some courses toward both programs. Students enroll each year either in the Department of Politics or in the School of Law, and separate funding must be obtained for both the Department of Politics and the School of Law years.