Thank you for your interest in a graduate program in political science at Arizona State University.
Both our MA and PhD programs provide a strong foundation in research methods and substantive content, and allow our students to craft a program of study that meets their individual interests. Our diverse and distinguished faculty have strong commitments to excellence in research and teaching, and to working with our graduate students to help them reach their career goals.
We have strengths in nationalism and ethno-religious dynamics, conflict and human rights, Latino politics, women and politics, political economy, and political psychology. Our programs offer one of the best student-to-faculty ratios in the U.S. of almost 1:1.
The School of Politics and Global Studies is host to the Future Security Initiative, the Center for Latina/os and American Politics Research, and to an experimental lab. Many of our faculty are active in collaborative, interdisciplinary research at ASU and with scholars at other universities, and have won major grants and awards
Please note that these programs have a fall-entry only admission cycle. Applications for the following fall are due on January 2 of each year for the PhD program, and April 1 of each year for the MA program.
Review the application information available on the ASU Graduate Admission’s website for information on admission procedures. If you have any questions, please contact our Graduate Coordinator, Jenna Roelle, at Jenna.Roelle@asu.edu. Thank you again for your interest in our programs and we look forward to speaking with you soon!
Timothy M. Peterson
Associate Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor