Political Science

About the Program

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Students gain advanced knowledge of American government and politics, comparative politics, international relations, methodology and political theory. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in political science.

Degree Type
Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Degrees Offered
M.A. Plan I
M.A. Plan I / J.D. Integrated
Ph.D. Plan C
Lead Dean

College of Letters and Science

Major Code

Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
General: Dec 1, 2023
Space Available: Feb 1, 2024
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Dec 1, 2023
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2024

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Sarah Mayorga

Graduate Program Chair

Graduate Program Chair
Amber Boydstun
(530) 754-0965 | aboydstun@ucdavis.edu

Department Chair
Benjamin Highton
(530) 754-0958 | bhighton@ucdavis.edu

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
Amber Boydstun
Political Science
(530) 754-0965 | aboydstun@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Studies Contacts

Internal Fellowship Analyst
Heidi West
(530) 754-9473 | hewest@ucdavis.edu

Senior Academic Advisor
Sarah Hamid
(530) 752-0650 | smooney@ucdavis.edu

External Fellowship Analyst
Yvette Garcia