Current Students


As part of the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State, the Political Science department offers students access to academic advising, career planning, honors education, and many other resources:


The Department of Political Science at Penn State provides a select group of students pursuing doc­toral degrees with opportunities to develop their expertise as researchers and as teachers. The department is an intellectual community of approximately 50 graduate students and 30 full-time faculty members.

Our excellent faculty-to-student ratio and our notable success in securing funding from sources such as the National Science Foundation and Russell Sage Foun­dation, mean that students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty on major research projects in a variety of specialties.

  • Meet an Adviser
  • Opportunities Outside the Classroom
  • Meet some Current Students and Recent Students