The Department of Political Science offers instruction and research in the art and science of politics. Work within the department is organized around six basic fields: American government and politics, comparative politics, public policy, political theory, empirical theory and methodology, and international relations.
The department offers a M.A. in Political Science and a Ph.D. in Political Science. The department does not accept applications for a terminal M.A. in Political Science. Students in the Ph.D. program typically earn a M.A. in Political Science at the completion of their second year in the program.
The department requires a minimum of 42 hours of graduate level course work in which the student must maintain a B or better average. Of these 42 hours, 39 must be at the 7000 level or higher. In addition, a minimum of 30 credit hours of dissertation work must be completed.
All applicants are eligible to be considered for departmental financial support. Applicants will be considered for teaching assistantship positions and a limited number of supplemental fellowships based on merit.
University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Political Science
Graduate Program Assistant
Boulder, CO 80309-0333