Learn more about admission to our Ph.D. program as well as the generous financial support that all admitted students receive.
Graduate courses in Politics address the full range of topics covered in political science--everything from ancient Greek political philosophy to the latest quantitative research methods.
Designed as a five-year program, the Ph.D. in Politics requires approximately two years of courses, a general examination, and research and teaching, which culminates in the final public oral examination.

This collaborative effort of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the Departments of Politics, Psychology, Population Studies, and Sociology combines work in a basic social science with a multidisciplinary perspective on the problems of economic insecurity and inequality.

Current Ph.D. students and recent graduates enter the job market every year and successfully secure employment within and outside academia. Learn more about current job market candidates and past placements.
Politics Ph.D. students have many opportunities to conduct, present and publish research on their own or in collaboration with faculty and fellow graduate students.