Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Political Science

(Students who admitted in Academic Year 2016/2017 or after)

The Ph.D. in Political Science is designed to train students to conduct advanced scholarly research in international relations, comparative politics, or political theory and to prepare them for academic and research-oriented careers.


Course Plan

Successful completion of the Ph.D. requires passing four courses and the Qualifying Examinations. Additionally, all Ph.D. students must research and write an original doctoral thesis and successfully defend it before a faculty committee.

Required Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
0
3
3

In addition, all Ph.D. students must choose TWO of the following four required elective courses.

Course Code Course Name Credits
3
3
3
3

Doctoral Thesis

Course Code Course Name Credits
POLI 899 Doctoral Thesis 18
Total Credits 30


For students admitted without a relevant Master's degree, in additional to the above, students are requested to take TWO of the following courses:

Course Code Course Name Credits
3
3
3