Political Science & International Affairs (PhD)

Degree: Doctoral Degrees

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The PhD degree is administered jointly by the Departments of Political Science and International Affairs and prepares students for research and teaching at universities and colleges. Students must complete four classes in research methods, as well as coursework and comprehensive examinations in a major and a minor field. Major fields include international relations, comparative politics, American politics, law and courts, and political theory. Minor fields include these five fields plus two others: public administration and public policy.

School/College

School of Public & International Affairs
Candler Hall
Athens, GA 30602-1492
Phone: 706/542-2059

Academic Department

Political Science/International Affairs
104 Baldwin Hall/301 Candler Hall
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: 706/542-2057 Political Science; 542-6705 International Affairs

Contacts

Graduate Coordinator

Political Science, M.V. “Trey” Hood III &
International Affairs, Brock Tessman

706/583-0554 Political Science or 706/583-5557 International Affairs,

The PhD program in Political Science and International Affairs invites students who wish to study politics in its many forms, but who also want to develop the analytic skills necessary to achieve mastery in their areas of study. Dedicated to providing the substantive political knowledge any advanced student of politics would want and need, the program also provides the exposure to cutting-edge research tools that distinguishes the very best graduate programs. Some faculty are senior members of the discipline, while others are rising stars who are already receiving national recognition. All are committed to the core mission of the graduate program.

The Departments of Political Science and International Affairs offer MA and PhD degrees, with specializations in international relations, comparative politics, American politics, law and courts, and political theory (including methodology).

A large number of teaching and research assistantships and scholarships are available.

The faculty, one of the most productive in the nation, has won numerous awards for research and teaching. Political Science has 19 tenured or tenure-track faculty in the subfields of American politics, law and courts, and political theory. International Affairs has 15 tenured or tenure-track faculty in the subfields of international relations and comparative politics.

The Departments of Political Science and International Affairs are in the School for Public and International Affairs, which also includes the Department of Public Administration and Policy. Students therefore have access to over 50 faculty in the School without sacrificing strong collegial relations and diverse classroom and research opportunities.

Degree

Code

Course Descriptions

PhD

451A

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