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Political Science

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.


Program Address

Department of Political Science
469 Kerr Hall
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-0966
(530) 752-8666

Program Type

Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Lead Dean: 
College of Letters and Science
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Dec 15, 2020
Space Available: 
Feb 1, 2021
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Dec 15, 2020
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2021

Degrees Offered

M.A. Plan I
M.A. Plan I / J.D. Integrated
Ph.D. Plan C

Admission Requirements

While an M.A. degree may be obtained while pursuing a Ph.D. degree, only Ph.D. applications will be accepted. For information on the M.A./J.D. degree, please contact the program directly.

Designated Emphases


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Graduate Program Chair
  • Political Science
  • 01/01/2016
530-752-0966 |

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
  • Political Science
  • 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2021
(530) 754-0961 |

Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies

Internal Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies

(530) 754-9473 |

External Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies