Graduate Student Accomplishments

Graduate students are an essential part of teaching, research, and service in the Political Science department. They accomplish a lot while in the program and contribute to our rankings across the country.

Our students receive the opportunities and training they need to undertake professional research, to publish, and to teach at research universities and excellent Liberal Arts colleges. As a result, Penn State doctoral students have been very successful in securing tenure track positions upon completion of their doctoral degrees. We also encourage and help graduate students who do not see academic positions, and our placement record for such students is outstanding.