Graduate programs in the Department of Political Science have been designed to provide a thorough grounding in the intellectual and analytical traditions and practices of the discipline. With the opportunity to specialize or pursue a joint JD degree, students prepare to enter an increasingly-complex global political arena. We strive to create a demographically and ideologically diverse student body within our graduate program.
Due to the on-going global pandemic, PhD funding will be limited for fall 2021-2022 admission. We anticipate being able to fund very few new students. Potential applicants should consider this circumstance in making their decision to apply. In case of doubt, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies or the Director of Graduate Admissions. As circumstances change, this message will be updated.
The UB College of Arts and Sciences is committed to recruiting the very best PhD students and preparing doctoral students for career success.
"Being at UB Political Science was the best decision I ever made. Anyone with a penchant for political science, looking for a well-balanced, inclusive, rigorous political science program with accomplished and helpful faculty, this is the place for them." – Chhandosi Roy, PhD student